First case of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1-producing Escherichia coli infection in Japan.


To the Editor—Emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms is a threat to public health, because there is limited effort devoted to the development of new antibiotics [1]. Multiple new mechanisms of resistance have been described recently, including a new type of carbapenem resistance gene, blaNDM-1, reported in 2009 [2]. Infections due to strains with blaNDM… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciq054

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