By Tara Rippin • 21 December 2018 • 17:15
EIGHT times more people die in Spain due to resistance to antibiotics than traffic accidents.
Six Spanish medical associations and organisations have published a consensus document which revealed the data at the First Multidisciplinary Forum on Bacterial Resistances at the Congress of Deputies.
At the request of the European Council, Spain launched the National Plan of Resistance to Antibiotics (PRAN) in 2014. But infections by multi-resistant bacteria reportedly remain one of the ‘biggest problems’ of health in Spain.
According to reports, it is the country with one of the highest antibiotic consumption in humans, ‘without epidemiological reason’ to justify it.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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