The BBC is reporting that “Bacteria resistant to one of the antibiotics of “last resort” and a “substantial public health risk” have been discovered in Scotland.

Medical researchers detected the mcr-1 gene in a salmonella patient who had recently returned from south-east Asia.”

“Doctors in the UK thought they had three years before colistin-resistance would spread from China to the UK.”

“Dr Lockhart urged all members of the public to be careful about their use of antibiotics.
“We can do this by not asking our doctors for antibiotics when we have a cold. We should also complete any courses of antibiotics as directed by doctors.”

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