Over the past decade, bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by nontyphoidal Salmonella have killed approximately 650,000 people globally. Salmonella is also the most frequently isolated pathogen in hospitalized patients diagnosed with community-onset BSI in Africa and Asia.
Each year, more than 700,000 people lose their lives to drug-resistant infections, and this number could climb to 10 million by the year 2050 if nothing is done help combat it. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the problem.
Dr. Septimus will discuss the potential benefits and harms of antibiotics, as well as the value of antimicrobial stewardship when it comes to improving outcomes of patients suffering from sepsis.