Taiwanese cameraman infected with super bug

Since he was not prescribed carbapenem and the hospital followed an antibiotic policy, “it can be perhaps safely concluded that the infection was not acquired during his stay in India,” the ministry said in a statement without explaining the scientific rationale of how it arrived at the conclusion.

Taiwan’s Centre for Disease Control, however, consider the bug imported in light of the fact that the patient underwent an abdominal operation and antibiotics treatment in a country at risk for NDM-1 infection. The patient has been recovering well and is in good health.
Chiang was shot by miscreants on September 19 in Old Delhi. He was taken to Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Hospital where he underwent surgery for liver and bowel injuries. He was discharged on September 27.

When Ko’s samples were tested by the Taiwan CDC, his sample was found positive for carbapenem resistant NDM-1 Klebseilla pneumonia.

The ministry on Monday said  Ko did not receive any carbapenem antibiotic during his stay and LNJP did not prescribe carbapenem routinely.

The ministry claimed that since his stool samples were not tested prior to his admission, it cannot be excluded that the patient was not carrying NDM1 entrobacteriaceae in his intestine prior to his admission. However, it failed to explain why he could not pick up the infection here.

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