According to a new study, more people died in 2019 from two of the deadliest diseases, S. aureus, and E. coli, than from HIV/AIDS (864,000 deaths) worldwide.
According to the Global Burden of Disease & Antimicrobial Resistance Collaborators' estimate, HIV research earned $42 billion in funding, whereas E. coli research garnered $800 million.
According to the entire report, which will be published in The Lancet on Monday, November 21, common bacterial infections were the second highest cause of mortality in 2019 and accounted for one out of every eight fatalities globally.
According to the report, bacterial infections are a global public health priority, trailing only ischemic heart disease as the main cause of death in 2019.
The most recent discovery raises worries.
Concerns have been raised regarding funding and research shortages on the two worst viruses, but the authors claim that such gaps may have occurred due to a lack of data on the global burden of these infections until now.
The new research gives the first global estimates of mortality linked to 33 prevalent bacterial infections and 11 major infection types that cause sepsis death.
Estimates for all ages and genders were calculated in 204 nations and territories where country-level data is available.