NDM 1

  • Sir Ganga Ram's surveillance for NDM-1 is a sign of a strong research facility

    Doc Talk |  Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan
    New data presented at the 1st Global Forum on Bacterial Infections in New Delhi this week showed that bacteria carrying the NDM-1 gene have been...

  • NDM-1 superbug hits neonatal ICUs, kills infants 05-10-2011 10:40 AM

    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...
  • New antibiotic developed to tame NDM-1 superbug 10-05-2011 09:11 AM

    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...
  • After Delhi, NDM-1 superbug found in Pune 29-04-2011 09:51 AM

    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...
  • Superbug prevention policy for antiboitic alarm 21-04-2011 08:46 AM

    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 13-04-2011 11:39 PM

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  • Delhi superbug: Are we in denial? 13-04-2011 10:02 PM

    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? 13-04-2011 08:42 PM

    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...
  • Govt sees Delhi water superbug findings fishy 08-04-2011 11:20 AM

    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 25-08-2010 12:38 PM

    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....
  • Govt slams superbug report, calls it alarmist 13-08-2010 05:11 PM

    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...
  • What is a superbug? 12-08-2010 10:25 PM

    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...
  • Unfair to blame India for 'superbug': Govt 12-08-2010 08:11 PM

    The Government of India has asked for a proper study to be done in the country on the NDM-1 bacteria. ...