To characterize the genomic context of New Delhi metallo-b-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), we sequenced 78 Enterobacteriaceae isolates from Pakistan and the United States encoding KPC, NDM-1, or no carbapenemase. High similarities of the results indicate rapid spread of carbapenem resistance between strains, including globally disseminated pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1037
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015


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