Widespread and sometimes careless use of antibiotics has led to the proliferation of multi-resistant bacteria. Experts fear a future without effective weapons to fight common infections.
Journalists: Daniel Saraga, Thomas Pfefferlé
Graphic design: Benjamin Schulte
Sources: Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States 2013, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Annual epidemiological report 2013, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; World Health Organization.