SUPERBUG

  • Living It Up: Bugs vs drugs, the battle against superbugs March 7, 2014

    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 May 7, 2013

    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 asked...
  • 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,...
  • Superbugs 'rampant' in India: German news report February 7, 2012

    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, haMRSA and caMRSA said to be resistant to all available antibiotics, except for one that has never...
  • Superbug exists, but nothing alarming: Minister October 7, 2011

    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 tests...
  • Hospital infections have Indian doctors worried October 3, 2011

    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,...
  • Gonorrhoea a now superbug, poses global threat July 11, 2011

    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 sexuallytransmitted disease into a global public health threat. The new strain of the disease, called H041, was found in Japan and leaves doctors with...
  • New antibiotic developed to tame NDM1 superbug May 10, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major development on the fight against the NDM1 superbug, a Swiss company, Basilea Pharmaceutical, has announced that its unnamed drug has proved effective against the bacteria in lab tests. Currently the NDM1 bacteria is resistant to all known forms of antibiotics. The New Delhi Superbug (NDM1 bacteria) has...
  • After Delhi, NDM1 superbug found in Pune April 29, 2011

    Mumbai: After the panic the Lancet article about the NDM1 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 superbug 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 drugresistance 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 CNNIBN about Lancet Journal's NDM1 superbug study. ...
  • Govt playing down NDM1 superbug study? April 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian government has reacted strongly to a study published in the Lancet Journal for Infectious Diseases that tracks the NDM1superbug 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 NDM1 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 drugresistant...
  • Govt to look into Lancet's superbug study findings April 11, 2011

    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 April 11, 2011

    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 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 NDM1 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 April 7, 2011

    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", has...
  • 'Indian' superbug found in US and Canada September 14, 2010

    Boston: An infectiousdisease 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 people...
  • Superbug yet to bite medical tourism in India August 25, 2010

    Mumbai: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently endorsed the Lancet study on the NDM1 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 antibiotic 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' NDM1 was found only in India and Pakistan. "It's universal and is found...
  • Superbug exists in all nations: Indian scientist August 13, 2010

    The Govt on Thursday rejected the report that claimed drugresistant 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? 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 metallobetalactamase (NDM1) has been found in patients in South Asia and in Britain. NDM1 can exist inside bacteria, like Ecoli, and make them resistant to antibiotics. It could cause...
  • Govt rubbishes report linking superbug to India August 12, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday rejected the report that claimed drugresistant 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 metallobetalactamase (NDM1) in patients in South Asia and in Britain. Claiming that...
  • 'Superbug' hits Indian medical tourism August 12, 2010

    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' August 12, 2010

    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 metallobetalactamase, or NDM1, in patients in South Asia...
  • Superbugs: Resistant to medicines, antibiotics December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Ever imagined what will happen if an antibiotic fails to cure you? If you're suffering from a highend communicable disease like pneumonia and the antibiotics given to you show no results at all, you probably have been hit by superbugs. Superbugs are germs that are resistant to antibiotics...