BACTERIAL DEATHS: Data reveals that more people die in Spain due to resistance to antibiotics than traffic accidents

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ANTIBIOTICS: Spain is the country with one of the highest antibiotic consumption in humans. Photo: Shutterstock


EIGHT times more people die in Spain due to resistance to antibiotics than traffic accidents.

Six Spanish medical associations and organisations have published a consensus document which revealed the data at the First Multidisciplinary Forum on Bacterial Resistances at the Congress of Deputies.

At the request of the European Council, Spain launched the National Plan of Resistance to Antibiotics (PRAN) in 2014. But infections by multi-resistant bacteria reportedly remain one of the ‘biggest problems’ of health in Spain.

According to reports, it is the country with one of the highest antibiotic consumption in humans, ‘without epidemiological reason’ to justify it.

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