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Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments)

Bacteria carrying the very worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene—which makes the last-line antibiotic colistin useless against them—have been found in human and animal samples for the first time in the United States, according to a report today inAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and a statement by federal health officials.


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