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Apr072011

A New Superbug is Circulating in India

Photodisc/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Researchers say a deadly new superbug is now widely-circulating in India.

British scientists writing in The Lancet say they found the deadly superbug in about a quarter of the water samples taken from drinking supplies and puddles on the streets of New Delhi. This particular strain can only be treated with a couple of highly toxic and expensive anti-biotics. It's estimated that around half-a-million in the city are carrying the superbug gene naturally in their gut bacteria.

The big concern from the study is this deadly disease could spread around the world.

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