Delhi Superbug

  • New antibiotic developed to tame NDM-1 superbug May 10, 2011

    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...
  • Govt playing down NDM-1 superbug study? April 18, 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...
  • Govt to conduct own study on Delhi superbug April 12, 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...
  • Govt sees Delhi water superbug findings fishy April 8, 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....