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Japan confirms its first case of new superbug gene

Japan confirms its first case of new superbug gene in man returning from India Japan has confirmed the nation’s first case of a new gene in bacteria that allows the microorganisms to become drug-resistant superbugs, detected in a man who had medical treatment in India, a Health Ministry official said…

World Health Organization alarmed over spread of drug-resistant ‘superbug’

The World Health Organisation on Friday called on health authorities around the globe to monitor a multi-drug resistant superbug that surfaced in South Asia and spread to Britain. The WHO said research published in The Lancet medical journal on August 11 identified a new gene that enables some types of…

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