New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli, Canada
Published Date:Jan 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(1):103-106.
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
Escherichia Coli Infections
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
New Delhi Metallo-β-lactamase
Description:Multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli isolates harboring New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) were isolated from a patient who had returned to Canada from India. The NDM-1 gene was found on closely related incompatibility group A/C type plasmids. The occurrence of NDM-1 in North America is a major public health concern.
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