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Dec 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015
Antibiotic syringe and farm quail

More MCR-1 findings lead to calls to ban ag use of colistin

The worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has spread to distant regions, even Africa, rather quickly.

Jan 08, 2016

Jan 08, 2016
Young calf

New MCR-1 reports warn of untreatable infection threat

The new, worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has been detected in 6 more nations.

Feb 01, 2016

Feb 01, 2016
E coli

Chinese, Canadian teams report more MCR-1 detections

In one worrisome finding, MCR-1 was found in chicken E coli alongside other resistance genes.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
DNA testing

Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Human and animal samples tested positive.

Jun 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
MRSA plates

Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance

Steps include added lab capacity, a sequencing database, and boosts for drug development.

Jun 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016
flying seagull

MCR-1 findings in gulls show mobility of resistance threat

Other reports noted detections in hospital patients, sick chickens, and retail meat samples.

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.

Jul 07, 2016

Jul 07, 2016
Calf and pig

Researchers in Belgium identify novel colistin-resistance gene

Researchers discover a new gene distinct from MCR-1 that can confer colistin resistance and dub it MCR-2.

Jul 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016
E coli

MCR-1 gene found in human sample in US for 2nd time

Italian researchers, meanwhile, said they detected a variant of the MCR-1 gene.

Jul 26, 2016

Jul 26, 2016
Raw poultry

German researchers identify 402 MCR-1 isolates

The MCR-1 gene was most prevalent in poultry, with 10.7% of turkey isolates and 5.6% of broiler isolates testing positive.

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