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Superbacteriën provide annually for 33.000 kill

LONDON – Each year, die 33,000 people in Europe, by so-called against nosocomial diseases which is resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. The European Centre for disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reports that the illnesses that people the bacteria get are similar to the flu, tb and hiv together. The study of the ECDC is Monday, published in the medical journal The Lancet.

Especially in the south-east of Europe, the mortality rate is high.

From the study of the ECDC also shows that at least 75 percent of the people infected by a such against nosocomial diseases, the infection in the hospital. According to specialists, is certainly 70 percent of the bacteria are already resistant to at least one commonly used antibiotic.

Some bacteria are, according to the investigation file against the allerzwaarste antibiotics. That means were only administered as a last resort, if the remainder is not worked. That means that some of the infections no longer can be treated.

The ECDC thinks that this problem only can be accomplished if there is a solution for the whole of Europe.

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