The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned of “disastrous consequences” for public healthcare and spending unless basic hospital hygiene is boosted and unnecessary antibiotic use slashed. Drug-resistant bacteria killed more than 33,000 people in Europe in 2015, according to new research published separately this week. And the growth of AMR infections is predicted to be between four and seven times faster by 2030 than currently. “These are antibiotics that asfar as possible we don’t want touse because we want these as back up,” Cecchini says. “They would decrease burden of AMR in these countries by 75 per cent,” says Cecchini.
Source: The Nation Bangkok November 07, 2018 18:00 UTC