Super bacteria NDM-1 is able to withstand the most powerful of modern antibiotics and the only treatment — is the complete isolation of infected patients.
NDM-1 can live in a variety of bacteria, such as E.coli, and this makes it resistant to the effects of even the most powerful family of antibiotics — carbapenems. Ultimately this could lead to a dangerous infection that can spread quickly from person to person and practically will not respond to treatment — at least one of the infections caused by NDM-1 and analyzed by scientists, did not respond to any of the existing types of antibiotics, according to Bi-bi-si.
According to doctors, the bacterium from India and Pakistan. British scientists who have taken 200 samples of water in these regions, have discovered a gene NDM-1, (metallo-beta-lactamase-1, New Delhi) is able to do any bacteria resistant to treatment. Infections with NDM-1 are registered in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands, which has led many scientists say that NDM-1 could become a new global health problem, since cases of human infection with a man already recorded in some hospitals.
While registered about 50 cases of NDM-1 discovery, but now experts fear that the threat will soon become global. The only way to stop the spread of NDM-1 infections is timely diagnosis and complete isolation of the patient. At the same time, the Ministry of Health, India denies reports that the water resources of New Delhi home to bacteria that are immune to antibiotics.