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Hong Kong experiences the 'Ultimate superbug': NDM-1 Enterobacteriaceae.
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PMID:  23018074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report the second imported case of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1) Enterobacteriaceae encountered in Hong Kong soon after the patient's arrival in the territory for medical care. As NDM-1 is spreading throughout the world via international travel, being an international city, Hong Kong was always expected to encounter the same public health threat. This case also illustrates the importance of active surveillance of at-risk patients in preventing the spread of this 'superbug'.
K Y Tsang; S Luk; J Yc Lo; T Y Tsang; S T Lai; T K Ng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong.
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