Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

Super Bacteria Will Kill Millions of Humans in 2050


Bacteria Bacteria -  Not only are poor countries threatened by antibiotic resistance (AMR), the OECD warns that millions of people in Europe and North America can become victims of super bacteria by 2050. 

How in Indonesia?

Millions of people in Europe, North America and Australia are threatened by super bacterial infections that are resistant to various types of drugs. The warning was filed by the European Economic Development Cooperation Organization (OECD) on Wednesday (11/7).

The OECD cautioned that a super bacterial outbreak could cause "bad consequences" on public health and the health budget. The organization demands that governments in various countries improve hospital hygiene standards and reduce antibiotic use in patients.

According to the latest study, as many as 33,000 people died in Europe in 2015 due to bacteria resistant to drugs. In its OECD report forecasting the death toll from super bacteria in 2050 could reach up to 2.4 million people. The budget needed to reduce the outbreak will be around 3.5 trillion euros for each country.

Indonesia, the OECD claims, is one of the countries that are most diligent in consuming antibiotics for medical purposes or for animal health in the livestock sector. The result is a new type of bacteria that is resistant to drugs designed to kill it. 

Together with Brazil, China and Russia, currently as many as 60% of bacterial infections in Indonesia have been declared immune to at least one type of antibiotic.

The phenomenon of antibiotic resistance aka AMR is feared to be increasingly threatening if it is not addressed comprehensively. "Overcoming AMR costs more than flu, HIV or Tuberculosis," said Michele Cechhini, Director of Public Health at the OECD.


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