I have learned about this growing issue of antibiotic resistance as a public health student at Johns Hopkins. In the United States alone, 70 percent of antibiotics used in human medicine go to healthy animals in factory farms. These conditions allow for the growth of antibiotic resistant super bugs that are transferred to workers and the rest of the population. For the past three years I have dealt with a condition that seriously compromises my immune system, making me more susceptible to these superbugs. I'm not only concerned about my health but also the growing number of Americans who fall ill, and sometimes die, from these resistant infections each year.