NDM-1: The Next Chapter

Maryn McKenna, in a piece for Wired, has a report on distribution of NDM-1 positive bacteria in the environment.  Her article reviews an April 7 publication in The Lancet Infectious Disease.  According to McKenna, researchers found NDM-1 in 2 of 50 water samples taken from street taps and 51 of 171 samples from street puddles in New Delhi.  The Lancet Infectious Disease article reveals that NDM-1 is circulating within the local environment and is not confined to medical facilities.  The report, much like the earlier Lancet Infectious Disease publication by Walsh and colleagues, is likely to generate considerable resistance from individuals interested in promoting India as a global destination for medical tourists.

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