Patients Harboring E. Coli with Highly Resistant MCR-1 Gene Found In NYC Hospital

  09 April 2019

A team of investigators has identified a cluster of four patients harboring Escherichia coli carrying a rare antibiotic resistance gene, mcr-1. That gene renders the microbe resistant to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort against some multidrug-resistant infections. Three of those patients showed no symptoms, raising the risk of spread. 

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