News & Perspective

Jan 05, 2016

Jan 05, 2016

News Scan for Jan 05, 2016

MCR-1 in Canada
Medical countermeasures for kids
Impact of minor flu strains

Dec 16, 2015

Dec 16, 2015

News Scan for Dec 16, 2015

Saudi MERS case
More MCR-1 found
Vaccine-derived polio in Laos

Nov 20, 2015

Nov 20, 2015

News Scan for Nov 20, 2015

New superbug in China
Chipotle outbreak expands
ISIS chemical weapon threat
Meningitis C in Africa

Sep 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018
Endoscopy

Report ties 2 US cases of MCR-1 to problematic GI scope

The two patients shared exposure to a duodenoscope used in endoscopy.

May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
Free-range chickens

Chinese scientists find 2 MCR genes on same plasmid

Similar plasmids were found in a hospitalized patient and in hospital sewage.

Mar 05, 2018

Mar 05, 2018
Sepsis or bacteremia

Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia

Fluoroquinolone resistance in hospital-onset E coli bacteremia rose markedly.

Mar 02, 2018

Mar 02, 2018
Drug-resistant Shigella

MCR-1-carrying Shigella found in China

The authors say that finding MCR-1 in Shigella flexneri from pig feces suggests it could be circulating on Chinese farms and beyond.

Nov 20, 2017

Nov 20, 2017
DNA molecules

Study describes emergence, spread of MCR-1 gene

Isolates shared a background that took shape in 2006, when MCR-1 was first mobilized.

Sep 29, 2017

Sep 29, 2017
E coli on lettuce

Study finds MCR-1 is widespread in Chinese ecosystem

Transmission chain mapping points to prolonged colistin use in livestock and poultry.

Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Pipetting for DNA testing

More colistin-resistance genes identified in Europe

Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.

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