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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 powerful groups of antibiotics - carbapenems
Originally posted by Doc Velocity
Sheesh. ANOTHER "global pandemic" brought to you by a medical community that can't identify nor trace the source of any given "super bug," but they're certain that it's going global.
Yeah, right. HIV/AIDS and H1N1 and Ebola and all the other global menaces utterly failed to fulfill the doomsday prophecies.
Interesting, don't you think, that this new "super bug" is making its debut in the most heavily-funded socialized healthcare system in the world, the British NHS?
— Doc Velocity