Updated November 21, 2022

The MICROBE (Measuring Infectious Causes and Resistance Outcomes for Burden Estimation) tool visualizes the fatal and nonfatal health outcomes of infections, pathogens, and antimicrobial resistance across different countries and regions. The tool shows a novel estimation method, previously published in The Global burden of bacterial antimicrobial resistance in 2019, including the burden of infections and their underlying pathogens, as well as, the burden of pathogens that are both susceptible and resistant to antibiotics. This tool is useful for understanding the burden of these outcomes, as well as illustrating how they nest together. The tabs explore different health outcomes by geography, age and sex. All tabs include a bar visualization for comparison, as well as a map view for a global perspective.

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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Oxford. MICROBE. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington, 2022. Available from https://vizhub.healthdata.org/microbe/. (Accessed [INSERT DATE])

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