The emergence of pan-resistant Gram-negative pathogens merits a rapid global political response.

@article{Walsh2012TheEO,
  title={The emergence of pan-resistant Gram-negative pathogens merits a rapid global political response.},
  author={Timothy R. Walsh and Mark A. Toleman},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={1-3}
}
Recent media coverage of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) put antibiotic resistance back on the political map if only for the wrong reasons, mainly the reaction to the naming of NDM-1 and the incorrect assumption that medical tourism was being deliberately targeted. However, work on NDM-1 has most certainly highlighted the rapid dissemination of new antibiotic resistance mechanisms via economic globalization. The example of NDM-1 has also magnified the desperate need for a publicly funded… CONTINUE READING
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