A new antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' killing thousands of babies in India !

December 5, 2014 6:40 AM

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A new antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' killing thousands of babies in India !

New Delhi, Dec 5: Newborn deaths are on a rise in India and here is the reason - A bacteria, known as CRE, which has become resistant to nearly all antibiotics in the market.

According to a NYT report, more than 58,000 died last year in India due to the bug. In a country like India, where infant mortality rate is very high, the resistant infections could raise the number of deaths further. Nearly a third of the world's infant deaths occur in India.

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