Q. Which of the following bacteria is the cause of highest deaths in India?

[A] E.coli

[B] S.pneumoniae

[C] K.pneumoniae

[D] S.aureus

Answer: A

Explanation – According to the report published in Lancet, E.coli bacteria is responsible for most of the deaths in India. More than 75% of the 77 lakh bacterial deaths occurred because of three syndromes: lower respiratory infections (LRI), bloodstream infections (BSI), and peritoneal and Intra-abdominal infections (IAI).

Source: The Times of India