Taiwan reports first case of Delhi 'superbug'

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New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): The multi-drug resistant bacteria 'superbug' seems to have reached Taiwan.

Taiwan's disease control bureau has said that it detected the bacteria, carrying the New Delhi metallo-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) gene, in a wounded Taiwan cameraman just back from India.

The cameraman was shot and wounded last month in India, and he was found carrying an antibiotics-resistant bacteria containing NDM-1 in his intestines after clinical tests, though he developed no symptoms, the bureau said, reports Xinhua.

The cameraman is recovering and has been discharged from hospital, according to the bureau.

The bureau said the case was strictly monitored during the cameraman's journey from India to the island, and officials ruled out risks from the spread of the disease. (ANI)

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