News & Perspective

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.

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.

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.