A study the British government funded projects that if policies are not put in place to slow the rise of drug resistance,
In the United States, two million people contract resistant infections annually, and 23,000 die from them, according to the official C.D.C. estimate. That number was based on 2010 figures; more recent estimates from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine put the death toll at 162,000. Worldwide fatalities from resistant infections are estimated at 700,000.
The deadly, drug-resistant fungus is infecting patients in hospitals and nursing homes around the world.