Superbug Claims First Fatality: Belgian Man Who Visited Pakistan


A superbug outbreak in South Asia has raised health concerns and fears of global implications, fueled by a report by an authoritative British Medical Journal.

The superbug has claimed its first fatality, an unnamed Belgian man died who contracted the drug-resistant bacteria during a visit to Pakistan, AFP reports.

The Times of India reports that so far 37 people who have returned to the United Kingdom alone came down with the superbug after visits to India or Pakistan.

The superbug gene is also known as NDM-1, which stands for New-Delhi-Metallo. Researchers have suggested the superbug could potentially spread worldwide.

Its migration to Europe is not a good sign for efforts to contain it. Read more about the superbug here.

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