Singapore, New superbug found here


[Source: Straits Times, View Original Article. 9/15/10.]

A NEWLY found superbug from India that has been making news around the world infected two patients here early this year - before anyone knew what they were dealing with - but was successfully dealt with and contained.
The patients had infections from bacteria with the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) gene which has the ability to shield bacteria from all antibiotics, turning them into drug-resistant superbugs.
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