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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Indian Public Water Supply, Cardiff University Study


4/7/2011 7:42:12 AM

Physorg.com -- Disease-causing bacteria carrying the new genetic resistance to antibiotics, NDM-1, have been discovered in New Delhi's drinking water supply. A Cardiff University-led team found new strains of resistant bacteria in the Indian capital, including species which cause cholera and dysentery. The findings are the first evidence of the environmental spread of NDM-1, which had previously only been found in hospitals.

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