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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