Act Fast Against Infection
A united front against antimicrobial resistance requires rapid diagnostics.
Matthieu Legrand | | Opinion
The death toll from antibiotic-resistant infections in Europe is approximately 33,000 per year, according to statistics from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. This number is alarming in itself – and that’s even without adding on deaths associated with antifungal-resistant infections, or those that take place in the rest of the world. With such a stark view of our current infectious disease reality, it’s clear that there is a need for clinicians and healthcare professionals to take action against antimicrobial-resistant infections. And, with European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases just around the corner, now is an especially relevant time to examine the situation from the infection management perspective – from blood draw to pathology.
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