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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:43 PM
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100% resistant Superbug in India's drinking water may spread worldwide
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 12:48 PM by upi402
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The potential of NDM-1 to be a worldwide public health problem is great, and co-ordinated international surveillance is needed.

-The Lancet
thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(10)70143-2/abstract
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:58 PM
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1. article not found
both links not working....
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:12 PM
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3. I haven't found that yet, but I did find this, which is interesting...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:14 PM by gkhouston
I'm guessing from the abstract below that the Lancet article we haven't seen implies that NDM-1 is a highly contagious threat about to go blooey everywhere. The paper abstracted below claims the data doesn't support that conclusion.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21245585
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pschoeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:30 PM
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5. That paper is only questioning if the origin of the gene is really India
The Lancet papers worry, is not really based on the origin of these genes, but that many of the resistant infections cases they looked at in the paper, carry the resistant gene on plasmids, which makes them easy to be horizontally transfered to other strains of bacteria.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:57 PM
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6. Entire link wont post on forum, please cut&paste
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:58 PM by upi402
I'm superficially familiar with href and don't know what DCScrpts is. Sorry.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS14... (10)70143-2/abstract
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:11 PM
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2. Here's an article.
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:19 PM
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4. Just filter your water!
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:01 PM
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7. Suggest strongly that no one drink water...
in India who is not used to the varmints in it.
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