Via Xinhua: HK detects new case of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Excerpt:
Hong Kong's Center for Health Monday announced that its laboratory has identified a case of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae in an 11-month-old boy.
The boy fell ill in mid-April and was admitted to a hospital in Dongguan, China.
The young patient has since been admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital of Hong Kong and tested positive for NDM Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae. He is now in stable condition and his home contacts have no symptoms.
NDM is an enzyme which can inactivate carbapenems and other beta-lactams such as penicillins. Bacteria harboring this NDM gene are commonly resistant to multiple antimicrobials, limiting therapeutic options and rendering severe clinical infections difficult to treat.