• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Indian medical tourism bringing infections into US, says health official

By: Keerthi Mohan

India has one of the fastest growing medical tourism industries in the world and the country receives a significant number of patients from the US. But America isn’t pleased. A leading health official in the US administration recently told the Congress that medical tourism in the subcontinent was responsible for bringing infections into the US. “We have a problem in India,” Dr Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, United States, told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing recently, as per PTI. “We have been getting infections, particularly carbapenem-resistant enterobacteria, ACA and others, through people who…

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