New Delhi: In a major development on the fight against the NDM-1 superbug, a Swiss company, Basilea Pharmaceutical, has announced that its un-named drug has proved effective against the bacteria in lab tests.
Currently the NDM-1 bacteria is resistant to all known forms of antibiotics.
The New Delhi Superbug (NDM-1 bacteria) has been found in water samples in the capital, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.
British researchers found the NDM-1 Superbug in 2 of 50 tap water samples and 51 of 171 samples of water from puddles in Delhi. ...more
09:11 AM, May 10, 2011
New Delhi: The Indian government has reacted strongly to a study published in the Lancet Journal for Infectious Diseases that tracks the NDM1-superbug to water samples in Delhi. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday chaired a high level meeting and reiterated there is no cause for concern and yet has now been forced to set up a six month study of their own. The study has been making the...
08:42 PM, Apr 13, 2011
New Delhi: After denying the existence of NDM-1 superbug in water in Delhi, ever since it was first mentioned in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, the government authorities have finally decided to conduct their own studies. The National Centre for Disease Control has planned to conduct a study on the drug-resistant bacteria. A high level meeting was held with top officials of NDMC, MCD and the Director General of Health...
03:29 PM, Apr 12, 2011
New Delhi: The New Delhi Superbug has been found in water samples in the capital, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. British researchers found the NDM-1 Superbug in 2 of 50 tap water samples and 51 of 171 samples of water from puddles in Delhi. The big question is, does that leave us at risk of infection from bacteria carrying this drug-resistant gene? "The answer...
11:20 AM, Apr 08, 2011