Superbug Detected in Israeli Woman

Having detected the bug in several other Western countries in recent months, the Health Ministry, two months ago, is said to have asked all the hospitals to undergo the necessary tests for all the patients who had got any type of medical treatment in India.

And as for now, a 50-year-old Israeli woman has been detected with a ‘superbug’, which is believed to be resistant to antibiotics.

The women is said to have met an accident in India, following which she had been admitted to a hospital in New Delhi for 5 days. Thereafter, she had been transferred to the Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer.

She is said to have been diagnosed with this intestinal bacteria containing the enzyme New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1, better known as NDM-1. This type of enzyme, which is said to break down antibiotics, is reportedly found in a great variety of intestinal bacteria.

After the diagnosis, the woman was then quarantined for fear that she would end up infecting others. Some other patients in the ward too were tested but no one was found to have caught the infection.

The woman would soon be released once the hospital confirms that the bug is no more in her system.