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BRAMPTON, Ont. - Officials are confirming a new superbug first found in India and Pakistan has turned up at an Ontario hospital.
The province's health ministry says antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 bacteria was confirmed at a Brampton hospital this week.
Spokeswoman Joanne Woodward-Fraser says the patient had sought medical treatment in India, one of the places where the superbug was first identified.
The patient is no longer in hospital.
Woodward-Fraser says the general public is not at risk because the bug seems to only appear in people who have received medical treatment in affected countries.
A report in the journal Lancet published last week said the superbug is already widespread in India and has been identified in 37 people who returned to Britain after surgery in India or Pakistan.
Two other Canadian infections were identified in Alberta and British Columbia.
Both patients had also received medical care in India.