Hundreds of millions of patients are affected worldwide by Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAI) yearly
(Source: World Health Organization – HAI Fact Sheet 2012)
The burden of disease is much higher in low income and emerging economies countries
In the Western world, about 8% of the patients admitted to hospitals acquire an infection
More than 4.1 million people in the European Union acquire an infection related to health care
37,000 deaths, 16 million extra hospitalization days, €7 billion are the additional costs computed yearly
(Source: European Center for Disease Control -http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/Healthcare-associated_infections/Pages/index.aspx)
In the United States alone 99,000 people die because of nosocomial infections every year, and an estimated $ 30 billions is the cost associated with HCAIs
(Source: World Health Organization – HAI Fact Sheet 2012 / Center for Disease Control – http://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/hai/scott_costpaper.pdf)
Disinfection of the surfaces and the environment becomes an absolutely critical component to prevent bacteria’s contamination and the spread of infections.
It is precisely in the context of prevention that 99 Technologies can play a pivotal role in the fight against HCAI’s.