Sunday , November 29 2020

$ 3.5 billion annual losses for 33 countries due to bacteria …

Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics not only threaten the lives of many but also seriously burden health systems as they caused annual costs of up to $ 3.5 billion in OECD countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned yesterday.
"These bacteria cost more than flu, AIDS and tuberculosis," said Mikkeli Kichini, a health expert in the organization.
Estimates in the report, which includes 33 of the 36 OECD countries, that resistant bacteria can kill 2.4 million people in Europe, North America and Australia by 2050.

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