Study: Drug-resistant bacteria kill 1.2 million globally
But health officials have long acknowledged that there's been very little information from many countries. Antimicrobial resistance happens when germs like bacteria and fungi gain the power to fight off the drugs that were designed to kill them. WHO officials said in a statement that the new study “clearly demonstrates the existential threat” that drug-resistant germs pose. In the last few decades, health officials have tried to step up efforts to find funding and solutions. The estimate — which includes drug-resistant tuberculosis deaths — suggests the annual toll of such germs is higher than such global scourges as HIV and malaria.wftv.com
Creativity eases tough conversations with 'I Know About Germs' book
Creativity eases tough conversations with 'I Know About Germs' bookPublished: August 23, 2020, 11:49 am"When we were staying home from school, he actually thought he was sick," parent and author Tedi McVea said of her 4-year-old. "In his ... logic, he was like, 'Oh my gosh! I have the coronavirus.' He was very anxious. So she decided to do something about it.
How exactly does coronavirus spread?
This newest coronavirus, COVID-19, has been making headlines nonstop ever since it arrived in the United States. The virus has infected 110,000 people worldwide and killed around 3,900 — even though in the U.S., those numbers are much smaller, according to The Associated Press. There’s a lot to know about how to protect yourself from the coronavirus, but one of the most important things to know is how it spreads. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but it’s now spreading from person to person, health officials said. The CDC recommends keeping infected and possibly infected people quarantined so that the virus can’t spread anymore.