December 31, 2015

Superbug found resistant to all antibiotics

Eco Watch - Following the discovery in the UK of bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort, a leading British expert is warning it is “almost too late” to stop a global superbug crisis.

News outlets reported that UK government scientists have found a gene, known as mcr-1, that gives bacteria resistance to colistin, often used by doctors when other antibiotics fail. Such resistance was first discovered last month in China and in the past few weeks, the resistance gene has also been found in Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and in several Asian and African countries. UK scientists found the latest antibiotic-resistant gene in E. coli from two pig farms, in samples from a pig and two separate patients.

4 comments:

Albert Krauss said...

So now we're all pigs!

Albert Krauss said...

Now we're all pigs!

Dave Richardson said...

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Dave Richardson said...

PS Immune Protect works for me.