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Italy top for antibiotics resistance

Over 10,000 deaths every year, a third of those in Europe

(ANSA) - Milan, March 13 - Italy is top in Europe for antibiotics-resistant deaths, according to a Higher Health Institute (ISS) study to be presented to the VII international congress of the Infectious and Tropical Issues (AMIT) organisation.
    Italy alone accounts for more than 10,000 of Europe's 33,000 deaths due to resistance to antibiotics each year, the ISS said.
    It said that in 2050 bacterial infections will be the main cause of deaths in Italy.


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