INFECTIONS/INFECTIOUS DISEASES

  • Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.
  • It is consider one of the increasing global threat to human health.
  • European Center for Disease Preventation & Control has estimated that over 4 million people acquire a Health Care Associated Infection (HCAI) annually.
  • Estimated 37,000 deaths annually as a direct consequence of these infections.
  • Considered the sixth leading cause of deaths.