UN pulls alarm bell against resistant infections

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In a report that warns the world health organization of the united nations for a dramatic increase in deaths due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A kick below the belt for the global economy‘, similar to the financial crisis in 2008-2009″, sounds.

Diseases jobs are slowly become a way to antibiotics. Currently we lose 700,000 victims per year in so-called superbugs. By 2050, it would rise to ten million. The WHO is pulling the alarm bell: “This report makes concrete suggestions that each year thousands of save lives’, says director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Fauna and flora

It would include custom variants of the HIV virus that causes AIDS –, malaria and tuberculosis. But in addition to people get also animals and plants with drug-resistant infections. Because that is on our plate, they fall resilient bacteria and viruses more difficult for our body to eliminate.

The problem extends not only over the less developed countries. Even in countries with an average income would in the next twenty years, 2.4 million people may die. That will more or less financially withstand. For developing countries that are ‘minor changes and investments necessary.

Banking crisis

Such a medical crisis is to compare the effects of the stock market crash in 2008. The growing number of terminally sick by drug-resistant diseases it creates a stream of investments: monsterbedragen to health care, reforms in the food industry and trade, and greater poverty and inequality.


The report of the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG), that is, in 2016, by the UN was created. Hygiene, just as the prevention for the over use of antibiotics, are high on the agenda. Because the problem is humans, animals and plants are affected, argues the IACG finally, for more cooperation between themselves, the WHO, the World organisation for animal health and the Food and Agriculture organization of the united nations.

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