Drug-resistant superbug is invading Gujarat!

Drug-resistant superbug is invading Gujarat!

Originally published on The Times of India

Gujarat has been a sitting duck to the emerging threat of deadly superbugs. Now one such bacteria, the drug resistant Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), a “hospital superbug", is spreading fast and turning up even in poultry, milk and fish products in Gujarat. It is one of those rogue bacteria that can thwart curing properties of most known antibiotics and prove life-threatening.

MRSA is being reported by government veterinary and agriculture institutes, fisheries and even by a study of a poultry products. MRSA infects skin and soft tissue, the bloodstream, and may cause pneumonia in humans.

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