New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1: Is there a need to worry?

Kanungo, Reba
October 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p275
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the increase of antibiotic resistance due to the spread of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) in the Western Hemisphere. It mentions the importance of microbiologists and hospital infection committees in the control of multi-drug resistant bacteria through the utilization of standard treatment guidelines from World Health Organization. The author comments on the awareness of health care providers and policy makers to the risks of the rising antibiotic resistance.


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