The emergence of pan-resistant Gram-negative pathogens merits a rapid global political response

Walsh, Timothy R. and Toleman, Mark A. (2012) The emergence of pan-resistant Gram-negative pathogens merits a rapid global political response. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 67 1: 1-3. doi:10.1093/jac/dkr378


Author Walsh, Timothy R.
Toleman, Mark A.
Title The emergence of pan-resistant Gram-negative pathogens merits a rapid global political response
Journal name Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-7453
1460-2091
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jac/dkr378
Volume 67
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Recent media coverage of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) put antibiotic resistance back on the political map if only for the wrong reasons, mainly the reaction to the naming of NDM-1 and the incorrect assumption that medical tourism was being deliberately targeted. However, work on NDM-1 has most certainly highlighted the rapid dissemination of new antibiotic resistance mechanisms via economic globalization. The example of NDM-1 has also magnified the desperate need for a publicly funded global antibiotic surveillance system rather than just national or regional systems. Furthermore, there is a pressing need to establish a global task force to enforce international transparency and accountability on antibiotic stewardship and the implementation of measures to curb antibiotic resistance. An international antibiotic stewardship index should be established that is related to each country's gross domestic product (GDP) and assesses how much of their GDP is committed to publically funded health initiatives aimed at controlling antibiotic resistance.
Keyword Global antibiotic resistance
NDM-1
New Delhi metallo-b-lactamase
India
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: October 12, 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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