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In another revelation that further endorses the discovery of the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” in India, a renowned journal has reported that the “isolates producing NDM-1 were disseminated in Indian healthcare facilities as early as 2006”.

According to a study published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, researchers found bacteria resistant to carbapenem — the most powerful class of antibiotics — in isolates in 2006-2007.
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Experts from Christian Medical College Vellore, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA and others found that “out of the collection of 39 strains, 15 strains carried the unique NDM-1,” one of the researchers, Dr Dilip Mathai from CMC, told The Indian Express.

“These are the earliest NDM-1-producing isolates reported to date, indicating that isolates producing this carbapenemase have been present in India earlier than previously appreciated,” says the study.