India rejects superbug links

| 13/08/2010

(CNN): India has rejected findings of British scientists about a new form of drug-resistant "superbug" infecting patients who have traveled to the South Asian nation for treatment. The Indian health ministry insisted in a written statement Thursday that such organisms were present universally. "[T]his is a phenomenon which occurs in nature — in the environment, may be intestines of humans and animals universally. There might be billions of such happenings at any moment," the ministry said. The medical journal, The Lancet, said this week that tourists seeking treatment in Asia are bringing home a dangerous type of bacterial infection that’s resistant to nearly all known antibiotics.

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