Singapore, Superbug infects 4 more

[Source: Straits Times, View Original Article. 10/21/10.]

ANOTHER four people in Singapore have been infected by the new superbug, the highly drug-resistant New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1), bringing the total to six.

Of the latest cases, three were elderly patients aged between 74 and 94 but the fourth was in his 30s. As none of them had travelled abroad, it is likely that they had caught the bug locally.