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Date:9/15/2010

ofitable, Siegel said.

Dr. Pascal James Imperato, dean and distinguished service professor at the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York City, explained: "Bacteria with this resistance capability are most likely to pose a problem first in hospitals. Some antibiotics are still effective against NDM-1. The first three cases in the U.S. were successfully treated. It is difficult to predict the future role of NDM-1 bacteria since they were only first detected in December, 2009."

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For more information on antibiotic resistance, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SOURCES: Alexander J. Kallen, M.D., M.P.H., medical epidemiologist and outbreak response coordinator, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Marc Siegel, M.D., associate professor, medicine, New York University, New York City; Pascal James Imperato, M.D., MPH, Dean and Distinguished Service Professor, School of Public Health, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York City


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