Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

PBS Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. (~54 minutes)

Reflection questionsIdentify the bacterial infection(s) that Addy suffered from. Describe why the bacteria infecting Addy were/are so dangerous.What is NDM-1? Recall that David Ricci was infected with Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE),an NDM-1 possessing bacteria.Where can NDM-1 containing bacteria be found in the environment? What type of outbreak might Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) cause? sporadic, endemic, epidemic, pandemic. Justify your response.The National Institutes of Health is the world’s foremost leading research medical center. Can you identify 4 possible “sources” of the Klebsiella pnuemoniae carbapenemase – producing bacteria? (identify whether the sources are a fomite, a vector, passive carrier, asymptomatic carrier)