Monthly Archives: May 2011

NDM-1 in Australia

May 20, 2011

The Age has an article describing Australians who have obtained medical care in India and returned to Australia with NDM-1.  Physicians report seeing patients who are unresponsive to standard antibiotics.  Infectious disease specialists recommend use of isolation and contact prevention to reduce spread of NDM-1 within hospital settings.  One infectious disease specialist argues that JCI accreditation standards are not effectively identifying hospitals where international patients are at risk of exposure to NDM-1.

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