The World’s Most Ambitious Superbug

Researchers from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland discovered a strain of E. coli that carried 15 different genes that confer antibiotic resistance, including the resistance factor MCR, which confers resistance to colistin, a drug of last resort.

This particular E. coli was recovered from the urine of a 49-year-old woman.

The paper is currently available as an accepted manuscript posted online.

You can read Maryn McKenna’s report here.

 

One thought on “The World’s Most Ambitious Superbug”

  1. Now that we are talking resistance, how do you interpret MIC for Fusidic acid and Mupirocin since they are not on the CLSI manual?

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