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The first instance of the "superbug" has been detected in Israel, Channel 10 reported on Tuesday.
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The patient, who recently returned from India, was diagnosed as having the bug that is resistant to all known antibiotics, doctors said.
The woman, who reportedly brought the bug back to Israel with her, was
placed in quarantine at Sheba Hostpital at Tel Hashomer when doctors
confirmed that she had the "New Deli" bug, Channel 10 reported.
is an overpopulated country that overuses antibiotics and has
widespread diarrheal disease and many people without clean water.
doctors have tried treating some of these cases with combinations of
antibiotics, hoping that will be more effective than individual ones
are. Some have resorted to using polymyxins — antibiotics used in the
1950s and '60s that were unpopular because they can harm the kidneys.