SUPERBUG DEATHS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PARIS: Drug-re­sis­tant bac­te­ria killed over 33,000 peo­ple in the Eu­ro­pean Union in 2015, said a new re­search pub­lished this week warn­ing that su­per­bugs were “threat­en­ing modern health­care”. In the study, an EU-wide team of doc­tors ex­am­ined data on over a dozen com­bi­na­tions of an­tibi­otic re­sis­tant bac­te­ria, and de­vel­oped a model for in­fec­tion and death rates of five types of bug. They found over 670,000 fell ill in 2015 from these five strains, and an es­ti­mated 33,110 died. – AFP

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