No new case of superbug NDM-1 found in China

Updated: 2011-04-11 15:36


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BEIJING - Since October 2010, China has found no new cases of NDM-1, a kind of multi-drug resistant super bacteria, said an official with China's Ministry of Health on Monday.

Zhao Minggang, deputy director-general of the department of medical administration under the health ministry, said that since last October when China confirmed its first three cases of NDM-1, hospitals across China had stepped up monitoring for the superbug and sterilization of hospitals.

"Up till now, there has been no reports of new cases of the NDM-1 superbug," said Zhao at a regular press conference.

In October, China confirmed its first three cases of NDM-1, in two infants in northwestern Ningxia Hui autonomous region, and an elderly resident of the southeastern Fujian province.

NDM-1 was first found in India in 2008. It is most prevalent in South Asia, but has also been found in Britain, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, the United States and Sweden.


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