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When to Seek Medical Care for Infections by Bacteria Carrying NDM-1

Any person who has been diagnosed with an infection caused by NDM-1 and still has symptoms of the infection needs to seek medical care, even if they are taking antibiotics. Currently, most people diagnosed with NDM-1 bacterial infections are hospitalized, but some people are discharged and sent home, often with "home" being in another country. These people should seek medical care immediately to prevent further spread of the infection. In addition, any person who develops an infection with gram-negative bacteria who has had any close contact with someone known to have NDM-1 bacteria, both as an infection or as a carrier, should seek medical care and inform the caregiver of their potential association with NDM-1 bacteria.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014

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