bla(NDM-1)-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae from Environment, Vietnam.
Summary of "bla(NDM-1)-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae from Environment, Vietnam."
The bla(NDM-1) gene, which produces the New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) enzyme, confers resistance to the carbapenem class of antimicrobial drugs and can be transferred among different types of bacteria. NDM-1 was identified in 2008 in Sweden from a patient from India who had been hospitalized in New Delhi (1). Since that report, bla(NDM-1)-positive bacteria have been identified from patients in several countries; most of these patients had a direct link with the Indian subcontinent (2). The spread of bla(NDM-1) among bacterial pathogens is of concern not only because of resistance to carbapenems but also because such pathogens typically are resistant to multiple antimicrobial drug classes, which leaves few treatment choices available (3-5). In 2011, spread of bla(NDM-1)-positive bacteria in an environmental setting in New Delhi was reported (6).
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Emerging infectious diseases
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22840532
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1808.111816
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