Each piece of data contributes to a larger epidemiological picture that will not only help us fight new coronaviruses that emerge in the future, but other infectious diseases as well.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that Tuberculosis (TB) caused 1.5 million deaths in 2018. It’s one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent.
Hospitalizations with acute kidney injury (AKI) more than quadrupled in the US from 2000-2014 and clinicians are increasingly recognizing AKI as an in-hospital complication of sepsis, heart conditions, and surgery.
It is estimated that one out of every twenty hospitalized patients will contract an HAI. These infections are a significant cause of illness and mortality, and are the source of serious economic consequences for the US health system each year.