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Dangerous new superbug targets young and healthy


February 19th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) A dangerous and under-recognized superbug is targeting the young and healthy in the US, being a much more potent variant of a common bacterium known as ... Read more...

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Gonorrhea cure gets tough as bug grows drug resistant


November 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) At a time when the controversy over the antibiotic resistant superbug in the capital's hospitals refuses to die down, Indian researchers have found that the ... Read more...

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Panel stresses on infection control in hospitals


October 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Hospital acquired infections (HAI), including those caused by the multi-drug resistant superbug, can be countered by better hygiene and safety management, the country's apex panel ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have revealed how a common hospital pathogen turns into a deadly superbug, killing more and more patients worldwide.A mutation in the Clostridium difficile causes potentially ... Read more...

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Delhi government meeting on superbug Friday


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia would Friday meet all stakeholders and discuss issues related to the alleged prevalence of antibiotic-resistant superbug in the city."We will ... Read more...

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Roads speed up deadly superbug spread


September 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Villages along the roads had greater presence of resistant strains of E. coli bug than rural clusters away from roads, says a new study.The study shows ... Read more...

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‘India should improve sanitation to attract more medical tourists’


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 3 (IANS) Reports of a superbug in New Delhi's water supply, which the government has denied, are not likely to have much effect on India's booming health ... Read more...

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WHO to help India probe superbug’s threat (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said it will assist India in studying whether a multi-drug resistant superbug alleged to be present in Delhi's water, ... Read more...

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WHO to assist India in superbug research


April 14th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said it will assist India in studying whether the multi-drug resistant superbug alleged to be present in Delhi's water ... Read more...

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Superbug doesn’t pose health risk: Ministry


April 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The health ministry Thursday said the environmental presence of superbug NDM-1 gene in Delhi does not pose a public health risk."The environmental presence of NDM-1 ... Read more...

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New superbug behind fatal colon infections


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, April 3 (IANS) Australia is in the grip of a new superbug that can cause potentially fatal colon infections, researchers said. The first case of an epidemic strain of ... Read more...

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Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA


January 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint ... Read more...

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New MRSA strain found on Isle of Man


December 25th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A new strain of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that predominately affects young, fit and healthy people has been detected on the Isle of Man.The island's Department ... Read more...

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Half of antibiotics produced in China fed to animals


November 26th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Nearly half of the antibiotics produced in China are being fed to animals rather than used to fight viruses in people, a media report said Friday.Of the 210,000 ... Read more...

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Killer ‘New Delhi’ superbug reaches New Zealand


November 21st, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new killer strain of superbug-New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-has reached New Zealand and up to four patients have contracted the bacterial gene since December last year.New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or ... Read more...

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Malaysian woman with New Delhi superbug never travelled overseas


October 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (ANI): A Malaysian woman has been detected with a superbug, which is resistant to antibiotics.The 24-year-old has been detected with NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1), although she has never ... Read more...

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Health Ministry refutes CDC claims of Taiwan national getting superbug from India


October 12th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry has rejected the claims of Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Taipei that one of the two Taiwan nationals, who was injured in ... Read more...

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Taiwan reports first case of Delhi ’superbug’


October 5th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): The multi-drug resistant bacteria 'superbug' seems to have reached Taiwan.Taiwan's disease control bureau has said that it detected the bacteria, carrying the New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) gene, ... Read more...

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Farm animals new source of drug resistant superbugs


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Potentially deadlier strains of food poisoning bugs are spreading in farm animals in Britain. These superbugs have become resistant to antibiotics used in treating infections in both animals ... Read more...

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Japan confirms five more cases of New Delhi superbug


September 11th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Sep 11(ANI): Japan has confirmed another five cases of infection with Acinetobacter, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, formally know as 'New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 enzyme (NDM-1)'.The cases from Teikyo University Hospital have brought ... Read more...

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Death of 3 babies in Britain linked to superbug


August 31st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): Superbug, which is resistant to common antibiotics, has taken life of three babies at one of Britain's leading hospitals.The babies in the hospital's neo-natal unit were infected with ... Read more...

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Southeast Asian health ministers’ meet in Thailand


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries and World Health Organization (WHO) experts will meet in Thailand Sep 7-10 to discuss key health issues in the region, ... Read more...

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3 years old ‘Indian’ superbug not as horrible as feared: Expert


August 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August (ANI): An expert has said that the NDM-1 bacteria, which are resistant to almost all antibiotics, is already three years old and may not be as horrible as feared."Our ... Read more...

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Govt. to probe any ‘ulterior motives’ behind superbug claim


August 13th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): The Central Government has strongly rejected charges levelled by a British study for allegedly exporting a multiple drug-resistant superbug to the rest of the world, and said ... Read more...

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After UK, Australia, ‘Indian’ superbug hits Canada


August 12th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 12 (ANI): The superbug, which is resistant to almost all antibiotics, has hit Canada after Australia and UK.At least two Canadians have become infected with the dangerous new superbug from ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Indian’ superbug hits Australia


August 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 11 (ANI): Experts have revealed that a new bacterial gene resistant to antibiotics has been discovered in at least three Australian patients.This comes after the release of an international study ... Read more...

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Superbug from India causes scare in Britain


August 11th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) A superbug that is fiercely resistant to antibiotics with "an alarming potential to spread" has caused a scare in Britain. Thirty-seven cases have already been reported, mainly among ... Read more...

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Subcontinent ’superbug’ in UK hospitals ‘resistant to all known antibiotics’


August 11th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): Experts have warned that a new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics, has entered UK hospitals.The new bacteria, which make an enzyme called NDM-1, ... Read more...

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Drug-resistant strain of E. coli emerges in US


July 31st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 31 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that a new, drug-resistant strain of E. coli is causing serious antimicrobial-resistant infections in the US.The new strain, ST131 has ... Read more...

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Friendly nose bacteria could wipe off MRSA


May 20th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): Harmless bacteria from people's noses could destroy MRSA, and could thus be transformed into nasal spray to mimic the immunity, which allows most of us who aren't sick ... Read more...

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Low doses of antibiotics can lead to multidrug resistance in ’superbugs’


February 12th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): It is commonly thought that an incomplete course of antibiotics increases the risk of a renewed infection by a 'superbug' that can mount a more powerful defence against ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles can heal abscesses


December 26th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Researchers are relying on nanoparticles to heal skin abscesses caused by strains of bacteria that resist other medicines. Abscesses are deep skin infections that often resist antibiotics and ... Read more...

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Mozart ‘killed by superbug like MRSA, not poison’


August 18th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was killed by a bacterial infection akin to MRSA, claim Dutch researchers.Mozart died at age 35 - young by even 18th century ... Read more...

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How superbugs control their lethal weapons


May 25th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) Some superbugs have seemingly evolved the ability to manipulate the immune system to their advantage. A team of researchers from the University of Western Ontario, led by Joaquin Madrenas ... Read more...

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