Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)
Peer reviewed scientific article
In a recent article from China, a transferable resistance mechanism has been described in Escherichia coli (E. coli), isolated from food-producing animals, meat and hospital patients (Liu et al., 2015). Recently, this resistance mechanism has also been found in Denmark, France, the United Kingdom and Belgium. Colistin is considered as one of the last resort treatments against multi-resistant bacteria in human medicine, especially for patients with cystic fibrosis. Alertness is needed and the new resistance mechanism has to be detected properly in animal and human related bacteria.