Antibiotic-resistant bacteria were more dangerous than the alleged

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Only in the US a similar bacteria kills 35 thousand people per year.

Scientists have declared that antibiotic-resistant bacteria staggering three million people every year in the US and another 35 thousand die from diseases caused by them. This suggests that the threat from these microorganisms was much more serious than previously thought.

The data indicate that on average in the U.S. every 11 seconds one person strikes the disease caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and every 15 minutes someone dies. It is noted that scientists have warned about the dangers posed by superbugs, for decades, but it was much more serious. An increasing number of pathogens find the way of protection from medications designed to kill them, and the infection quickly spread outside of hospitals.

The situation is complicated by the fact that over the past 30 years has not developed a single new class of antibiotics. Scientists noticed two major trends: the increase in the number of resistant bacteria outside of hospitals and improving their ability to transfer antibiotic resistance to each other.

However, there are some success. Hospitals were able to improve the methods for tracking pathogens, making the death rate from superbugs has decreased by 30% in 2013.

The most dangerous germs are Clostridioides difficile (a cause of fatal infection in the background of the destruction of intestinal flora due to antibiotics), drug-resistant gonorrhea and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteria (CRE). They are resistant to all or nearly all antibiotics and kills up to half of infected patients.

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