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The Times reported that an 82-year-old woman died from the New Delhimetallo betalactamase-1 (NDM-1) bacteria last month after spending seven weeks at Cosmos Hospital in Witbank battling pneumonia. Life Healthcare's Cosmos Hospital recorded the first
Deadly bacteria found at an Mpumalanga hospital has caused a pregnant nurse to undergo an urgent C-section. Two cases of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) were reported at the Life Cosmos Hospital in Emalahleni (formerly Witbank), reported
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These so-called superbugs are actually bacterial strains that produce an enzyme known as New Delhi metallo--lactamase (NDM-1). Bacteria that produce this enzyme are practically impervious to antibiotics because NDM-1renders certain antibiotics unable
A "highly rare genetic fusion " between two previously-known antibiotic-resistant genes gave birth to the dangerous Indian superbug metallo-beta-lactamase, NDM1. This fusion also gave NDM1 the power to easily jump between various species of bacteria
The gram negative bacteria that produces the NDM1 (New Delhi mettalo-beta-lactamase-1) enzyme making it invincible to powerful antibiotics like Carbapenems is developing a resistance to the last line of antibiotic defence. It will develop resistance
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Duse, the head of the outbreak response unit of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, was responding to questions about a recent outbreak of the superbug. Ten patients at the Life Glynnwood Hospital had been diagnosed with NDM-1 and
A fourth person has died in a Benoni hospital after contracting the superbug New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1). The patient, who had been in the Life Glynwood Hospital for several weeks, died on Saturday, the Star reported on Tuesday. NDM-1 is
However, the "institution-based" outbreak has been contained through the effective measures put in place so far and the possibility of it spreading further was limited, the department and Life Healthcare said in a joint statement.