Superbug

  • Living It Up: Bugs vs drugs, the battle against superbugs 07-03-2014 05:38 PM

    Superbugs could erase a century of medical advances, acc to the Lancet health journal. This came after another recent warning from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention saying we are at end of the antibiotic era. Meaning - soon no antibiotics will work for us and many infections...
  • 'Sex superbug' as deadly as the AIDS virus hits Hawaii 07-05-2013 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: At least two cases of a resistant strain of gonorrhoea have hit Hawaii, according to health officials quoted in a report in the Mail Online. The strains are called the 'sex superbug', the Mail said quoting Hawaii News Now reports. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has...
  • Superbug exists, but nothing alarming: Minister 07-10-2011 05:27 PM

    New Delhi: Downplaying the threat of superbug in city hospitals, Delhi Health Minister AK Walia on Friday said the prevalence of the infection is "very low" and cannot be termed "alarming". "There is a very low prevalence of NDM1 infection (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) which exists as confirmed in...
  • Hospital infections have Indian doctors worried 03-10-2011 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: India is hosting a global summit on antibiotic resistance in the Capital this week. This comes post the NDM1 superbug controversy which had put the spotlight on hospital acquired infections. Hospital acquired infections are a dangerous trend that has doctors in India worried. Dr Gaurav Gupta said, "We...
  • Gonorrhoea a now superbug, poses global threat 11-07-2011 06:21 PM

    London: For the first time, scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhoea, resistant to all recommended antibiotics, which they fear could turn a once easily treatable sexually-transmitted disease into a global public health threat. The new strain of the disease, called H041, was found in Japan and leaves doctors...
  • 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...
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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...
  • Are we in denial over the Delhi superbug?

    The New Delhi superbug has been found in water samples in the capital according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. Delhi...
  • Govt to conduct own study on Delhi superbug 12-04-2011 03:29 PM

    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...
  • Govt to look into Lancet's superbug study findings 11-04-2011 09:18 AM

    The government has formed a scientific committee to look into the findings of the study. It is also working on the National Antibiotic Policy which includes restrictions on usage of third and fourth generation antibiotics, continuous monitoring of drug resistance cases and over the counter sale of antibiotics in pharmacies....
  • Govt to look into Delhi superbug study findings 11-04-2011 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: The government has formed a scientific committee to look into the findings of the New Delhi superbug study. It is also working on the National Antibiotic Policy which includes restrictions on usage of third and fourth generation antibiotics, continuous monitoring of drug resistance cases and over the counter...
  • 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....
  • Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water 07-04-2011 12:43 PM

    London: A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday. The NDM 1 gene, which creates what some experts describe as "super superbugs",...
  • 'Indian' superbug found in US and Canada 14-09-2010 07:12 PM

    Boston: An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported on Monday. The US cases and two others in Canada all involve...
  • 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...
  • Superbug exists in all nations: Indian scientist 13-08-2010 09:41 AM

    The Govt on Thursday rejected the report that claimed drug-resistant superbugs have been traced back to India and can cause multiple organ failure. 8 Indians among 31 scientists in superbug report ...
  • 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...
  • 'Superbug' hits Indian medical tourism 12-08-2010 10:15 AM

    The superbug, which is resistant to almost all known antibiotics, causes gastric problems and multiple organ failure leading to death. ...
  • India's medical tourism hit by a 'Superbug' 12-08-2010 09:02 AM

    London: A new superbug from India could spread around the world – in part because of medical tourism – and scientists say there are almost no drugs to treat it. Researchers said on Wednesday they had found a new gene called New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM-1, in patients in South...
  • Superbugs: Resistant to medicines, antibiotics 09-12-2008 04:30 PM

    Dr Mahajan talks about super-bugs that could be seen even more as time goes on. ...