WHO warns about the high number of hospital infections 10% fatal

Caracas.- The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this Friday that of every hundred patients who receive critical care in hospitals around the world, a high percentage contracts infections during that admission and in those cases one in ten dies as a result of them. .

The rate of critical care patients who contract these infections is 7% in developed countries and rises to 15% in developing nations, indicates the WHO, which calls for improved hygiene measures in these centers, with which According to the organism, these infections can be reduced by 70%, reported EFE.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted many challenges and gaps in infection prevention measures in all regions and countries of the world, including those with the most advanced prevention and control programs,” it said in a statement. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The WHO warns that the risk of infection is especially high in patients in intensive care and newborns, and points out in the report that one in four cases of sepsis (abnormal and possibly fatal response of the immune system to an infection) are due to this type of nosocomial infection.