Multi-resistant bacteria

Healthcare acquired infections increase the mortality during Covid-treatment

Overuse of antibiotics and superbugs could be worsening the Covid-19 pandemic in India, according to an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study of 10 hospitals. The study showed that more than half of the Covid-19 patients who get a secondary bacterial or fungal infection die. Covid-19 mortality worldwide is 10 %, the subgroup of patients...

The Economist paints a scary vision of the future

In an imagined scenario from 2041 the Economist describes how the world belatedly responded to antimicrobial resistance. If antibiotics stop working, the superbugs will spread rapidly. According to a study published in the scientific journal The Lancet1 in November 2018 more than 33,000 people die in Europe every year as a direct consequence of...

Minister Lena Hallengren mentions Bactiguard as an good example in India

In an interview with Times of India, Lena Hallengren, the Swedish minister of Social Affairs mentions Bactiguard as one of the Swedish companies contributing to developing the healthcare sector in India. On a delegation trip to India the national magazine Times of India made an interview with the Swedish minister of Social Affairs, Lena...

Play the interactive WHO game to learn more about antibiotics

The on-going annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week is a WHO initiative to put antibiotic resistance (AMR) in the spotlight and increase awareness. It also aims to encourage best practices to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR. Now everyone can learn more trough an interactive game developed by the WHO. Our time with antibiotics is...

Bactiguard supports the Swedish foundation Prematurföreningen Mirakel

Modern, advanced healthcare is dependent on effective antibiotics. But incorrect and excessive use of antibiotics has allowed resistant bacteria to spread rapidly throughout the world. If this development doesn’t halt, common infections will be hard to treat and even become incurable. Premature care is an example where multi-resistant bacteria...

The World Health Organization adopts resolution to fight sepsis

On 26 May 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. The resolution urges governments to strengthen their policies in infection prevention and to decrease the spread of antimicrobial resistance. The resolution itself focuses on the following key preventive actions:...

High antimicrobial resistance identified in Indian neonatal and pediatric blood stream infections

A recent in-depth review published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (Oxford University Press) has identified extremely high rates of antimicrobial resistance to bloodstream infections in neonates and children in India. In a survey of over 50,000 reported blood cultures, almost one-third (29.1%) were positive for...

Bactiguard launches tool to reduce healthcare associated infections

Urinary tract infections resulting from the use of indwelling urinary catheters are one of the most common healthcare associated infections, causing patient suffering and a large financial strain on healthcare systems. These infections can also result in more serious complications such as bloodstream infections with high mortality rates. These...

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The World Antibiotic Awareness Week takes place this year on 14-20 November and aims to raise awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which is now widely considered as one of the biggest threats to human health globally. In 35 years, antimicrobial resistance is expected to kill 10 million people globally. In comparison, 8...

APIC International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW)

This week is the annual International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), , and aims to raise awareness of the role infection prevention plays in improving patient safety. IIPW is organized by the US-based Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) which is the leading professional association for infection...

Antimicrobial resistance – people at risk of dying of common infections

Every year, as many as 500 000 people die from common infections, as they can no longer be treated with antibiotics due to antimicrobial resistance. This situation also has an impact on the economy, with a cost of about 1.5 billion euro for increased healthcare cost and loss of productivity in the EU alone. And the problem is steadily growing....

Ten million people at risk if antimicrobial resistance isn’t tackled

Infectious diseases, caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria, are a steadily increasing problem around the world. The consequences are huge, both from a human and economic perspective. If action is not taken, about ten million lives are at risk and cost is expected to reach above 100 trillion USD in 2050. This is stated in the report “Review on...