TITLE

Global action urged in response to new breed of drug-resistant bacteria

AUTHOR(S)
Webster, Paul Christopher
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/19/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 15, p1602
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the warming from a panel of expert micropathologists that urged World Health Organization and all public health agencies to ramp up screening of a drug-resistant bacteria carrying the gene for New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1). It notes that bacteria became resistant to a board range of beta-lactam antibiotics because of NDM-1. It states that NDM, an enzyme, is widely spread in India because of contaminated water and sewage.
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54721261

 

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