Antibiotic-resistant bacteria killed more than 1 million people in 2019

The results of the most comprehensive study to date on infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been released. According to the research, more than 1.2 million people in the world died in 2019 as a result of infections caused by these bacteria.

That’s higher than the annual number of deaths linked to malaria or AIDS.

The overuse of antibiotics for minor infections in recent years has made them less effective against serious infections.

People die from common infections that were previously treatable because the bacteria that cause these diseases become resistant to treatment.

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