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A new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals, experts warn.
They say bacteria which make an enzyme called NDM-1 travelled back with NHS patients who had gone abroad to countries like India and Pakistan for treatments such as cosmetic surgery.
Although there have only been about 50 cases identified in the UK so far, scientists fear it will go global.
Tight surveillance and new drugs are needed says Lancet Infectious Diseases.
NDM-1 can live inside different bacteria, like E.coli, and it makes them resistant to one of the most powerf
"Beta-lactamases are enzymes (EC 188.8.131.52) produced by some bacteria and are responsible for their resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics like penicillins, cephalosporins (are relatively resistant to beta-lactamase), cephamycins, and carbapenems (ertapenem)."
Originally posted by Xcouncil=wisdom
Looks like this item is going to be the newest thing they want all of us to know about.
So, whats the agenda? Pharma companies attacking inexpensive drugs...insurance companies going after cut rate surgeries?
The UN looking to implement global healthcare reform?
Or, are we being prodded to ignore something else, and this is the catnip of the day?