Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Even short travel can spread colistin-resistant bacteria

The emergence of antibiotic resistance among dangerous pathogens is increasingly problematic worldwide. Many strains of infectious bacteria have become multidrug-resistant, and cannot be treated with common antibiotic therapies. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant gene goes from pig farms to patients worldwide

A troublesome gene that is resistant to an antibiotic often used as a last resort has been tracked from its origins on Chinese pig farms to hospital patients worldwide in a new study led by UCL and Peking University People's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multi-drug resistant bacteria in China

The mcr-1 gene—a gene that makes bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort, and that is transferrable between bacteria—has been found in a wide variety of strains of Escherichia coli in China following ...