The Hindu has an interview with Mark Toleman, one of the co-authors on last week’s Lancet Infectious Diseases article describing dissemination of NDM-1 positive bacteria into drinking water and surface water in New Delhi. Toleman describes the intimidation, harassment, and threats experienced by their Indian collaborators on their 2010 article identifying NDM-1 in India, Pakistan, and the UK. Toleman also describes the initial Indian government reaction of denial and blame in response to identification of NDM-1 in India. He emphasizes the importance of establishing carriage rates for NDM-1 as a precondition for seeing whether interventions can reduce spread of NDM-1 and also establishing geographic variations in the incidence of NDM-1. Toleman states that keeping sewage from entering the drinking water supply in New Delhi has to be a key feature of public health responses to the spread of NDM-1 into the environment. The Indian government recently announced plans to test for NDM-1 in three New Delhi-based hospitals as well as the city’s drinking water.