Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Super bacteria took life of 33,000 person in Europe every year


Super bacteriaSuper bacteria -  Super bacteria or superbug are resistant to antibiotics cause more than 33,000 deaths in the European Union every year. Scientists say conditions have deteriorated since 2007.

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) study, an estimated 33,000 people in the European Union die every year after being infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Italy and Greece are the two countries with the most casualties.

The analysis, published in the Lancet journal Infectious Diseases warns that the burden of this pathogen is similar to that of HIV, flu and tuberculosis.

"Infection due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria threatens modern health," the researchers wrote. They tracked a significant increase in mortality from 2007 which reached 25,000 deaths.

Infants and parents are most at risk, with three-quarters of patients infected in hospitals and health clinics. The researchers also noted a large difference between European countries.

The ECDC study uses data from 2015 and looks at five types of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the European Union and European Economic Zones.

Greece and Italy are the most severe, while infection rates are lower in northern European countries. In Germany, for example, there are only fewer than 55,000 pathogenic infections that are drug resistant and cause around 2,400 deaths.


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