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The worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has spread to distant regions, even Africa, rather quickly.
The new, worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has been detected in 6 more nations.
In one worrisome finding, MCR-1 was found in chicken E coli alongside other resistance genes.
Human and animal samples tested positive.
Steps include added lab capacity, a sequencing database, and boosts for drug development.
Other reports noted detections in hospital patients, sick chickens, and retail meat samples.
In Portugal, 11 human samples tested positive, and in Brazil the isolates were from poultry not given polymyxins.
Researchers discover a new gene distinct from MCR-1 that can confer colistin resistance and dub it MCR-2.
Italian researchers, meanwhile, said they detected a variant of the MCR-1 gene.
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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