Salmonella resistant to colistin identified in US
from Contagion Live
The gene mcr-3.1, which is associated with colistin-resistant Salmonella in Asia, was identified in a patient in the U.S. by investigators at North Carolina State University. The research, published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, highlighted concerns about the spread of microbes with mobile colistin resistance. Colistin is considered to be the drug of last resort for treating multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections.
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