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Superbug not so bad

delhi Updated: Aug 19, 2010 02:39 IST
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NDM-1 bacteria

An expert has said that the NDM-1 bacteria, which are resistant to almost all antibiotics, is already three years old and may not be as horrible as feared.

"Our first isolate was on Jan. 9, 2008 ... Other isolates are from 2007," Dr. Mark Toleman, a co-author of a paper on the superbug was quoted as saying.

The paper immediately caught worldwide attention since some of the isolates are proved to be resistant to all existent antibiotics.