Gene Found That Could Cause Problems For Those Abroad

Researchers met a gene that is defiant to entirely all antibiotics. This particular gene was found in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. It was labeled as NDM-1 gene which was also found in patients who went for a surgery in India. According to researchers, this discovery is alarming since most people in United States and Europe travel for medical purposes, hence, it could add up to the spread of antibiotic-resistant strain bacteria. Timothy Walsh, Cardiff University of United Kingdom Team Leader, confirmed that this particular gene was first found in 2009 samples of pneumonia and E coli bacteria from a Swedish patient in India- the same bacteria with the extent of antibiotic-resistant. Recently, researchers found these signs of bacteria at Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and United Kingdom. They confirmed that this type of gene is found in patients with pneumonia infections and E coli viruses which eventually lead to urinary tract infections. The Lancet Infectious Diseases will issue a report this coming September about the antibiotic-resistant germ. It is known that Europe and United States travel for medical purposes. Thus, they can heighten cases of this superbug. However, a microbiologist named Dr. Johann Pitout of University of Calgary explained that it is difficult to tell whether this type of bacteria can cause serious worldwide threat, yet this can be an intense issue to tackle. He said, if the superbug does spread, hospitals will be the very first ones that will experience difficulty in dealing with the disease.

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