High prevalence colistin-resistant E. coli rural communities Vietnam

Researchers of Osaka University found a prevalence of 70% of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli in intestines in Vietnam residents. Colistin kills or inhibits the growth of Gram-negative bacteria, such as E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and is listed on the WHO Essential Medicines List (EML) as a last-resort antibiotic.

Full article: Infection Control Today

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