News & Perspective

Jan 21, 2010

Jan 21, 2010

New tool helps trace MRSA's local, global spread

(CIDRAP News) – A multi-national team of researchers has applied a new genomic tool to a 50-year-old bacterial foe, using minute mutations to track the spread of drug-resistant staph both across continents and within a single hospital.

Mar 02, 2010

Jul 01, 2016

Jul 01, 2016
PCR testing

MCR-1 detected in Salmonella in Portugal, E coli in Brazil

In Portugal, 11 human samples tested positive, and in Brazil the isolates were from poultry not given polymyxins.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Herd of cows

Experts suggest regulatory caps, user fees to cut animal antibiotics

New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.

Jul 23, 2019

Jul 23, 2019
MRSA bacteria

Reports profile MCR gene in South America, first detection in Uruguay

Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina had the most MCR-positive isolates, a review finds.

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