Category Archives: NDM-1

Carbapenem Resistance Found in a House Cat

Usually, when I write about about antibiotic resistance, I end with a series of policy recommendations, but this time around, I’ll cut to the chase: we’re fucked. Hard. Sideways with a goddamn chainsaw. I’ll turn it over to Scary Disease … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the CRE ‘Superbugs’

Last week, you might have read about carbapenem-resistant ‘superbugs’ (actually, these are pretty ordinary bacteria except that they’re resistant to just about everything we can throw at them) due to the recent study detailing an outbreak at the NIH. I’ve … Continue reading

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NDM-1 Will Reach the U.S. How Will We React?

One of the most threatening forms of antibiotic resistance to have evolved in the last few years is NDM-1 (‘New Delhi metalobetalactamase-1). This antibiotic resistance gene confers resistance to all penicillin derivatives–those drugs that begin with “cef-” and “ceph-” or … Continue reading

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