Emergence of New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase, Austria

  title={Emergence of New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase, Austria},
  author={Gernot Zarfel and Martin Hoenigl and Eva Leitner and Helmut J. F. Salzer and Gebhard Feierl and Lilian Masoud and Thomas Valentin and Robert Krause and Andrea J. Grisold},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
To the Editor: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enter-obacteriaceae strains have emerged as a major public health problem throughout the world, particularly in India and Pakistan. The widespread use of carbapenems, the only agents reliably active against these bacteria, resulted in the emergence of a new resistance mechanism. New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) was fi rst detected in a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate in 2008 from a Swedish patient of Indian origin; it has since been… CONTINUE READING