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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.

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.

Oct 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016
Cattle lineup

EU report: Animal use of medically important antibiotics up

Tonnage of fluoroquinolones, macrolides, and polymyxins for animals rose 14%, 13%, and 19%, respectively.

Sep 09, 2016

Sep 09, 2016
Mother and toddler on tropical beach

MCR-1 identified in Connecticut toddler

The case involved Caribbean travel and possible foodborne infection; also, officials note no spread in the first US case.

Aug 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016
Elderly patient

US first: E coli resistant to both colistin, carbapenems

An E coli isolate resistant to both colistin and carbapenem antibiotics has been found in a US hospital patient.

Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016
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Antibiotic resistance in pets an increasing problem

Experts say resistance, though not a huge concern, is on the rise among pets.

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