Extensively Drug-Resistant New Delhi Metallo-β-Lactamase–Encoding Bacteria in the Environment, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012
Emerging Infectious Diseases Jun 2015 V.21 N.6
Mark A. Toleman, Joachim J. Bugert, and Syed A. Nizam
Cardiff University, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Carriage of the New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase variant 1 (NDM-1) enables drug resistance to move between communities and hospitals.
In Bangladesh, we found the blaNDM-1 gene in 62% of environmental waters and in fermentative and nonfermentative gram-negative bacteria.
Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 101 was most commonly found, reflecting a common global relationship between ST101 and NDM-1.