35,000 US citizens die annually due to “super germs”

“Some miracle cure not worry any longer for a miracle”, – the report says the US health authority CDC, which was released on Wednesday. In the United States about 35,000 people die each year due to antibiotic-resistant germs.

Overall, there were 2.8 million infections by pathogens, which can be used even with modern antibiotics, does not kill, so the CDC. The figure is double the previously suspected number of victims. This alone is the most dangerous intestinal bacteria, “Clostridioides difficile was”, for 12.800 deaths.

While the number of deaths in hospitals – a haven for resistant organisms (“Superbugs”) – had decreased, had increased the cases outside of hospitals

The world health organisation had warned in June in front of a worldwide increase in antibiotic resistance. This threatened to make 100 years of medical progress. Of antibiotic resistance, Doctors are not talking, if patients respond to an antibiotic, that is, if not ill be destroyed-causing bacteria by the antibiotic.

Problem also known in Germany

Resistance can develop when an antibiotic use of some pathogens to survive. You could then are available to all antibiotics that had served against you. For patients who are affected by them, there are often hardly any chances of recovery.

In Germany, experts have in the hospital patients are increasingly germs that are resistant to important reserve antibiotics. These antibiotics are used when conventional means have failed.

In the year 2017, the experts of the National reference centre for gram-negative hospital pathogens (NRZ) at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, found in almost every third suspect sample is a so-called Carbapenemase. It is produced by the bacteria enzymes that make, among other things, reserve antibiotics from the group of carbapenems ineffective.