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"Relying on the current tests is too late," one expert says, as dead deer might already be shedding infectious prions.
Scientists are seeing high rates of treatment failure as they struggle to eliminate the disease in the region.
Of 14 new cases yesterday, 10 were in Beni, a previous hot spot that has again heated up.
Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina had the most MCR-positive isolates, a review finds.
"There can not be more than one decision-making center," Kalenga says.
Over the past 2 decades, the prevalence of nonprescription antibiotic use ranged from 1% to 66%.
Almost 500 cases are tied to backyard poultry, and nearly 100 infections are linked to dog treats.
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