Bacterial infection took 77 lakh lives in 2019: 6.8 lakh people died in India, these 5 bacteria are responsible

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In 2019, 13% of the world’s population lost their lives due to bacteria.

In the year 2019, 77 lakh people died worldwide due to bacteria. Whereas, in India this number was 6 lakh 80 thousand. These figures have been published in a recent report of the Lancet Journal. For this research, information of people from 204 countries and territories was collected.

Every 8th person dies from bacteria
Research has said that bacterial infections are becoming fatal with time. It has become the second biggest cause of death in the world after heart disease. Because of these, 13% of the world’s population lost their lives in 2019. That is, one out of every 8 people has died due to infection. 33 bacteria and 11 infections caused by them are responsible for this.

These 5 bacteria killed in India
According to the report, 5 bacteria have killed the most in India. Their names are E. coli, S. Pneumonia (S. pneumoniae), K. pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae), S. aureus (S. aureus) and A. Baumannii (A. baumannii). Only E. Coli has caused 1 lakh 60 thousand deaths in the country. S in the world aureus and E. coli caused 864,000 deaths, which is more than the number of deaths due to HIV/AIDS.

Bacteria are responsible for these diseases

  • e coli: It is a family of bacteria. Some of these spread infection by staying in the stomach. Due to this many times the kidney of the infected gets damaged and the risk of death increases.
  • s. Pneumonia: Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria cause ear and blood infections. Children are often affected by this. Infection affects the brain and windpipe.
  • Of. Pneumonia: Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria can cause blood infections and infect surgical sites. There is a danger of death due to lack of cleanliness.
  • s. aureus: Most skin infections are caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. It makes the windpipe its home.
  • a. Baumanian: Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria infect people with weak immunity. It causes infections in the blood, urinary tract and lungs.

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