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(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.
In Portugal, 11 human samples tested positive, and in Brazil the isolates were from poultry not given polymyxins.
New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.
Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina had the most MCR-positive isolates, a review finds.
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