NDM-1 in a US Military Hospital
Maryn McKenna has an interesting take on the MMWR report of NDM-1 in a US military hospital in Afghanistan. The patient had NDM-1 containing Providencia stuartii in a blood isolate collected early in 2011. This is the first case of NDM-1 in P. stuartii and in a US military hospital. The parallels she draws to previous Acinetobacter infections in military hospitals are interesting. However, I'm not sure you can compare a specific species (Acinetobacter) to a plasmid-borne metallo-ß-lactamase (NDM-1), which can hop from species to species.