U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-08-2011, 01:36 PM
 
24,149 posts, read 17,749,001 times
Reputation: 12926

Advertisements

Quote:
Initially thought to be a danger only in hospitals, bacteria with the antibiotic-proof gene than can be horizontally transferred to other bacterial strains has been found in New Delhi's tap water network by researchers from the University of Cardiff led by Dr. Timothy Walsh as reported in the Lancet Infectious Diseases website.

The enzyme that causes this almost bullet-proof resistance to antibiotics is called NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1) because it was first described in a patient that acquired an infection from India. Indian scientists have since demanded that such 'geographic names giving' be abandoned and replaced by 'scientific names giving'. PCM (Plasmid-encoding Carbapenemase-resistant Metallo-B-Lactamase) has since been proposed to replace NDM-1.
Enzyme that turns different bacteria into 'superbugs' found in tap water - International Business Times
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top