S Korea has 2 new cases of drug-resistant gene

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 00:00

Seoul: South Korea says it has confirmed two more cases of a new gene in bacteria that turns them into drug-resistant superbugs, bringing the total number of cases
to four.

The state-run Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that experts detected the gene, known as NDM-1, in two South Korean men yesterday. The country reported its first two cases last week.

Center official Park Young-un said today the patients have been hospitalised for a long time and have not traveled aboard.

Park says all four are in the same hospital, which he couldn`t name.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 00:00

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