Antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise

Posted at 10:02 AM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 10:02:22-05

Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise among American children.

Researchers analyzed blood samples from kids between one and 17-years-old, who received hospital care between 1999 and 2012.

During that time, rates of bacteria samples resistant to at least three types of antibiotics rose from about 15-percent to 26-percent.

Drug resistance was more common among children in intensive care units, those between 13 and 17-years-old and those in the Midwest.