Navigation Links
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in India Could Spread, Experts Say
Date:4/7/2011

THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A gene that helps bacteria resist nearly all antibiotics is present in bacteria in public water supplies in New Delhi, India, researchers have found.

The investigators are especially concerned because the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM) 1 gene has been detected in bacteria that cause cholera and dysentery.

NDM-1 now appears to be widespread in the environment and that points to the critical need for action to limit the global spread of NDM-1-producing bacteria, said Timothy Walsh, of Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, and colleagues.

The study authors tested the public water supply -- which is used for drinking, washing and food preparation -- by collecting samples from community waste seepage (pools that formed in public areas) and tap water in urban New Delhi. They found the NDM-1 gene in 51 of 171 seepage samples and two of 50 drinking-water samples. The gene was found in 14 different species of bacteria, including 11 species in which NDM-1 had not previously been known.

The study is published in the April 7 online edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

"The potential for wider international spread of plasmids encoding NDM-1 is real and should not be ignored . . . coordinated, concrete and collective efforts are needed, initially to limit their widespread dissemination, and finally to combat this emerging threatening resistance problem," Mohd Shahid, of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in Uttar Pradesh, India, wrote in an accompanying commentary.

More information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has more about antibiotic resistance.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: The Lancet Infectious Diseases, news release, April 6, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Predatory Bacteria May Help Control Antibiotic-Resistant Germs
2. Pharmaceutical conservation key to slowing rise of antibiotic-resistant infections
3. Researchers find compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms
4. Antibacterial Soap Additive Accumulates in Fish: Study
5. Stress May Alter Gut Bacteria to Hinder Immune System
6. Spacebound bacteria inspire earthbound remedies
7. Stress affects the balance of bacteria in the gut and immune response
8. Study suggests alternative treatment for bacteria in oysters
9. Novel approaches to bacterial caries management: An efficacious solution in view?
10. Quest for designer bacteria uncovers a Spy
11. Use of alcohol-free antibacterial mouth-rinse is associated with decrease in preterm birth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in India Could Spread, Experts Say
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PASADENA, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. ... he would lash out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, ... table, he would use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business ... to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the ... minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , ... kayla.belcher@frost.com ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , ... Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Guerbet announced today that it has been ... Award . One of 12 suppliers to ... its support of Premier members through exceptional local customer ... commitment to lower costs. ... our outstanding customer service from Premier," says Massimo ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 The Biotechnology ... continues to present great opportunities to investors. Stock-Callers.com assesses ... Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ), Vertex Pharmaceuticals ... (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... stocks and receive your complimentary trade alerts at: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: