We did this.

Date: March 31, 2018

Source: Science Alert


Excerpt: “The mcr-1 gene, which helps bacteria resist colistin – one of the few remaining antibiotic drugs of last resort that still work – has now reached hospitals all across the world.

And thanks to new research, we now have more evidence of where it came from – pig farms in China.

While experts had previously thought the gene developed on Chinese pig farms, due to their extensive use of colistin on the animals, the latest study offers more evidence to back this idea up.

It pinpoints the start of the spread to sometime in 2005.”

Link: https://www.sciencealert.com/antibiotic-resistant-mcr-1-gene-spreads-worldwide-from-chinese-pig-farms