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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Superbug presence in Indian capital confirmed - Indian scientist

Via Xinhua :

" A senior Indian scientist and expert on bacteriology said Tuesday that the presence of superbug, formally called NDM-1, and its ill-effects in the Indian capital have been confirmed.

The Indo-Asian News Service quoted former Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) chief N.K. Ganguly as saying at the first forum on bacterial infections in the capital that "considering the hospital waste that goes into Delhi's sewage water, many studies have confirmed that the multi-drug resistant superbug is present in Delhi's environment".

"It is the most deadliest bug roaming around," said Ganguly, chairman of the Immunology Foundation of India.

The scientist also appealed to the government not to under- estimate the threat from the bacteria.

Reports from a British Medical journal The Lancet had earlier alleged the presence of a bacteria with multi-drug resistant gene - - New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) -- that was resistant to almost all antibiotics."

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