Antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year kill 33,000 Europeans


Romania has the highest antibiotic resistance in the European Union. The impact of treatment-resistant infections has increased since 2007, with increasing concerns about the strongest antibiotic-resistant bacteria, even in a class of drugs called carbapenems, according to an analysis by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

"The situation is worrying because this antibiotic is the latest treatment available. When this is no longer effective, infections are very difficult to treat, even impossible, in many cases," the ECDC said in a press release quoted by Agerpres.

This study focuses on five types of infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic treatment in the European Union and the European Economic Zone (EU / EEA).

The study concluded that about 75% of the burden of super-bacterial disease associated with contaminated infections in hospitals and health centers, known as nosocomial infections, and the evolution of "superbacteria" – which are resistant to one or more drugs, is one of the most threatening serious for health now. The number of nosocomial infections doubled compared to 2005 in Romanian hospitals.

"The strategy of prevention and control for antibiotic-resistant bacteria requires coordinated action at the EU / EEA level and globally. Because of variations in the number of cases and types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that produce infections in various countries, prevention and control measures must be adapted to the national situation," said the research.

IBM wants to replace antibiotics with synthetic molecules, and more than 700,000 people die every year due to antibiotic resistance.

Recently, new antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been found in dozens of hospitals around the world.

Also during this period, new treatments for antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis were tested. Heal more than 90% of patients tested.

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