There is a no cause for panic as the newly identified superbug is a variant of the several bugs or MultiDrug Resistant (MDR) bacteria that have been identified the world over.
"Earlier also, bacteria, which are resistant to certain class of medicines, had been identified. What we need to develop is a regulatory mechanism which prevents the sale of antibiotics without prescription," Dr Prem Nair, medical director of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi said.