NDM 1

  • Superbugs: Rare genetic fusion to blame for spread February 13, 2012

    Mumbai: British scientists conducting a study on superbugs in London have discovered that a highly rare genetic fusion is to blame for the superbug NDM1. This fusion has given NDM1 the power to easily jump between various species of bacteria at a superfast speed, consequently making it drug resistant. The scientists,...
  • NDM-1 superbug hits neonatal ICUs, kills infants October 5, 2011

    New Delhi: India is hosting a global summit on antibiotic resistance in the capital this week, even as the NDM-1 superbug has now made its way into the neonatal ICUs in the country that is affecting and killing new-born babies. Because of antibiotic resistance, nearly 60 thousand of new-born babies are...
  • 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...
  • After Delhi, NDM-1 superbug found in Pune April 29, 2011

    Mumbai: After the panic the Lancet article about the NDM-1 superbug created in the Capital, an ongoing two month long study being carried out by Pune's Sassoon Hospital and the National Centre of Cell Sciences has alarming findings. Taking blood and urine samples of more than 3000 patients, scientists at Sassoon...
  • Superbug prevention policy for antiboitic alarm April 21, 2011

    Mumbai: Reports on the NDM 1 super-bug have not gone down well with the Health Ministry but have brought our attention to the need for a policy to regulate antibiotic use, to curb drug-resistance in bacteria. And now, the 13 member task force, set up by the Health Ministry, has...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 13, 2011

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  • Delhi superbug: Are we in denial? April 13, 2011

    Dr R Laxminarayan and Dr Devi Shetty speak to CNN-IBN about Lancet Journal's NDM-1 superbug study. ...
  • 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 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....
  • Superbug yet to bite medical tourism in India August 25, 2010

    Mumbai: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently endorsed the Lancet study on the NDM-1 superbug traced to India. But so far, medical tourism in the country hasn't been hit. That's surprising as UK health experts issued warnings against unnecessary health travel to India. But the real threat is antibiotic resistance. The Lancet report...
  • Govt slams superbug report, calls it alarmist August 13, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government on Friday slammed the report of an anti-biotic resistant microbe originating in India, calling it alarmist. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that it was unfair to claim that the so called 'superbug' NDM-1 was found only in India and Pakistan. "It's universal and is found...
  • What is a superbug? August 12, 2010

    Superbug is a strain of bacteria, resistant to strong antibiotics. According to the a research paper a new gene called New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1) has been found in patients in South Asia and in Britain. NDM-1 can exist inside bacteria, like Ecoli, and make them resistant to antibiotics. It could cause...
  • Unfair to blame India for 'superbug': Govt August 12, 2010

    The Government of India has asked for a proper study to be done in the country on the NDM-1 bacteria. ...
  • Govt rubbishes report linking superbug to India August 13, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday rejected the report that claimed drug-resistant superbugs have been traced back to India and can cause multiple organ failure. Earlier, researchers on Wednesday said they had found a new gene called New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1) in patients in South Asia and in Britain. Claiming that...