Incurable bacteria are killed by 153,000 people in the year

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are killed each year by 153 000 Americans. This is 7 times greater than official estimates.

Experts of the center for control and prevention of diseases (CDC) greatly underestimate the number of victims of antibiotic-resistant infections, as shown by a new study. To such infections include diseases that are caused by bacteria, not responsive to medication. Thus, according to the CDC, each year in the United States from these infections die 23 000 people. However, the new study, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis showed that the real number of victims of these infections is 153 000 people, which is 7 times more than official estimates. It just goes to show how the crisis of antibiotic resistance threat to the future of mankind.

Scientists from Washington examined the records of deaths of patients since 2010. Estimating the number of cases of antibiotic resistance in various infections, which accounts for about 29%, they determined that at least 71 000 deaths in hospitals accounted for by the data superbugs. Then apply the same factor to the mortality of patients outside of medical facilities, they added to this over 82 000 cases. This made the total number to 153 113 people annually. Note that in 2010, of antibiotic-resistant infections was not even in the top ten leading causes of mortality. Today, SEATO third for the dissemination of the cause of death of inhabitants of the country.

The authors of the study believe that due to the rapid spread of antibiotic-resistant infections last year from them died a lot more than 153 000 people who died in 2010, but this year the figure has again increased. Although this number is shocking, it should not surprise the scientific world that always talks about how dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (READ MORE)