Making Sense of NDM-1

This brief video helps put NDM-1 in context.  Calling NDM-1 a “Super bug” is misleading.  NDM-1 confers resistance to antibiotics and is now present in many different types of bacteria.  Dr. Timothy Walsh, a leading researcher in this area, recommends an increase in efforts to develop new antibiotics.  He also emphasizes the importance of establishing a publicly-funded antibiotic resistance global surveillance system.

 

 

 

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