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"Medical Tourism" Spreads Dangerous Indian "Super Bug" World-Wide! No Cure!

Updated on March 15, 2012
If you want to have plastic surgery, don't go to India to $ave money! You risk your life!
If you want to have plastic surgery, don't go to India to $ave money! You risk your life!

"Medical Tourism" Spreads Deadly "Super Bug"

Do you know what "medical tourism" is? It refers to those of us who go overseas to have medical procedures done outside the U.S. because of the lower cost. It particularly applies to plastic surgery.

Scientists have now found three cases of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM-1 in the U.S. All cases were found in those who went to India for medical treatment. NDM-1 is now known as the new "super bug" and there is virtually no cure.

NDM-1 is found in E. coli bacteria.
NDM-1 is found in E. coli bacteria.

More About This "Super Bug"!

NDM-1 is basically resistant even to the most powerful antibiotics, called Carbapenems and there's nothing known to science that can cure it.

Those found with the bug were also found to have urinary tract infections, bacteremia (the presence of bacteria in the blood), or pneumonia. This is because NDM-1 attaches itself to bacteria. Researchers fear that this bug could jump to other bacteria which are already antibiotic resistant.

NDM-1 is found in E. Coli bacteria and antibiotic resistant strains may lead to serious complications, even death.

Dr David Livermore, director of antibiotic resistance monitoring at HPA (Health Protection Agency) in Britain, says the "gene" (as the "super bug" is known), is common in India and sees it as a "...potential worldwide health threat..."

Doctors and hospitals must initiate proper sanitization measures to stop this "super bug"!
Doctors and hospitals must initiate proper sanitization measures to stop this "super bug"!

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks: NDM-1: CAUTION!

This "super bug" has a chance to spread worldwide with devastating consequences because of "medical tourism". The New York Times quotes researchers who call the discovery "worrying" and "ominous."

The best way to prevent the disease is by doctors and hospitals implementing thorough and effective cleanliness and sanitization measures.

And of course, wash your hands frequently! This will help to prevent the disease and to contain its spread. If you don't wash your hands frequently, the best time to start is now!


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      8 years ago from Canada

      Medical tourism -- the latest fad. It's unhealthy at it's very roots. One who is not comfortable to be in their own skin has deeper issues than at the skin level. Those who are willing to sell their organs, well, they have even deeper issues. Profitting at the benefit of others -- that's just not acceptable. But, profiteers will always create and find the market. Those that frequent the market are blind to the negative side effects. Buyer beware is all that comes to mind.


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