Delhi superbug surfaces in Canada

New Delhi, May 30: Canadian doctors announced today that multi-drug resistant bacteria, widely believed to have originated in India and detected previously in Canada only in three patients with a travel history to India, have now been locally acquired.

The doctors have isolated the bacteria from an 86-year-old man who has not travelled outside Ontario for at least the past 10 years and has had no obvious contact with anyone with a history of travel to India.

The bacteria possess the New Delhi metallo beta lactamase gene that makes them resistant to most known antibiotics. Medical studies suggest that NDM-1 has circulated in India since 2006 and patients visiting India have carried the bacteria to other countries.

“This is Canada’s first local acquisition of an organism previously linked to travel to the Indian subcontinent,” said Susan Poutanen, a microbiologist at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. “We don’t know the source, but the case suggests that NDM-1, which has mainly been linked to hospital stays in India, no longer necessarily has to have that link,” Poutanen told The Telegraph in a telephone interview.


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