NDM-1 Superbugs


There is a new drug resistant “superbug” that is spreading from India and Pakistan to the United Kingdom and may be spreading globally.  These superbugs carry a gene, New Delhi metallo-ß-lactamase-1, or NDM-1 for short, that makes them resistant even to the most powerful of antibiotics.  These are questions and answers about NDM-1 from the BBC News website.


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