Sunday, September 19, 2010

Indian super-bug

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From: larry.r.trout
Date: September 14, 2010 11:10:28 AM MDT
To: "Updike, L Robert
Subject: Indian superbug

'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 Monday.

The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had recently received medical care in India, where the problem is widespread. A British medical journal revealed the risk last month in an article describing dozens of cases in Britain in people who had gone to India for medical procedures.

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