New Delhi: Two years after the NDM 1 superbug was first detected in the country, a new report suggests between 100- 200 million Indians might be carrying two deadly forms of superbug, ha-MRSA and ca-MRSA - said to be resistant to all available antibiotics, except for one that has never been tried, because of its potentially fatal side effects.
Published in the German news magazine 'Der Spiegel', the report claims India is responsible for the killer bacteria's spread in England.
So far no deaths have been reported due to this bacteria, but it's also been found in Germany, the US, the UK and Israel.
These new superbugs, ca-MRSA and ha-MRSA, are mutated forms of the MRSA bacteria, the biggest source of hospital infections in the US and the UK for decades. In fact, one of these strains attacks young, healthy people....more
07:42 AM, Feb 07, 2012