News & Perspective

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.

Jun 28, 2017

Jun 28, 2017
Pig closeup

New colistin resistance gene identified in China

The authors of the study say they're concerned the gene may already be widely disseminated.

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017
Asian boy in hospital

Hospital outbreak of MCR-1 Klebsiella reported in China

Scientists say it's the first MCR-1 hospital outbreak.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
MCR-1 culture

Studies show spread of MCR-1 gene in China

The findings are a sign the gene has spread widely in community and healthcare settings throughout the country.