Patients Harboring E. Coli with Highly Resistant MCR-1 Gene Found In NYC Hospital
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.
Emerging Antimicrobials and Diagnostics in AMR 2019
International Matchmaking Symposium on 19-20 November, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.