Superbugs in Delhi water; 1 dead over food poisoning

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New Delhi, Apr 7: The entire nation is eying on Delhi's Jantar-Mantar as social-activist Anna Hazare is holding "fast-unto-death" to protest corruption in the country. But meanwhile a report feared many as the report claimed that a gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in the city.

Mark Toleman of Britain's Cardiff University School of Medicine, who conducted the stdy, informed, "The inhabitants of New Delhi are continually being exposed to multi-drug-resistant and NDM 1-positive bacteria."

The researcher also claimed that the 'super superbugs' has spread to germs that causes cholera and dysentery, and is circulating freely in other bacteria in New Delhi.

Explaining about their findings during the study, the researcher also stated, "We believe we have discovered a very significant underlying source of NDM 1 in the capital city of India."

Meanwhile, one person is dead and more than 250 people fell ill after consuming articles made of contaminated buck wheat in the national capital. Delhi police arrested 17 people so far regarding the crime.

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