Bacteria Cause 1 in 8 Deaths Worldwide.

In 2019, about 7.7 million people died from infection from one of 33 common types of bacteria, with over 75% of bacteria-related deaths resulting from infection in either the lungs, bloodstream, or abdomen. Co-researcher Dr. Christopher Murray notes, “These new data for the first time reveal the full extent of the global public health challenge posed by bacterial infections… It is of utmost importance to put these results on the radar of global health initiatives so that a deeper dive into these deadly pathogens can be conducted and proper investments are made to slash the number of deaths and infections.” The Lancet, November 2022

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