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Why is it difficult to take measures against infectious diseases? (2)

Formal agenda item at the G7 Summit

Infectious diseases are places where many antibiotics are used for treatment, especially in hospitals, so there are many resistant bacteria. In addition, many people who are hospitalized or go to hospitals for treatment are generally weak postoperative people, elderly people, and immunocompromised people such as infants, and it cannot be denied that they are in a state of being susceptible to infection. Therefore, since there are some things that are obligatory, there are cases where problems occur even though we have sufficient specialized personnel and manage them. Medical treatment has made remarkable progress, but at the same time, the technology for evaluation is also progressing. For example, in hospitals, a technique has been established to identify the route of infection by genetic analysis, and the responsibility of the hospital can be identified. In Germany, lawsuits against hospitals, doctors, and nurses have already occurred frequently, leading to a loss of trust in hospitals. There is a history of raising the issue as an agenda item. Prime Minister Abe took it up as an official agenda at the Ise-Shima Summit in Japan after that. It is an extremely serious problem because it is directly linked to management because it will cause distrust of patients and directly announce it at the hospital and take countermeasures on a large scale.

 Infectious diseases caused by drug-resistant bacteria will be taken up as an official agenda item at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit

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