It’s the first time researchers have seen colistin-heteroresistant germs in the US.

Date: 3/9/2018

Source: Ars Technica

Author: Beth Mole

Excerpt: “In the new study, the Emory researchers discovered two strains of CRKP—isolated from the urine of patients in Atlanta, Georgia—that can also resist colistin. But they do so in a poorly understood, surreptitious way. At first, they appear vulnerable to the potent antibiotic in standard clinical tests, but with more advanced testing and exposure to the drug, they reveal that they can indeed survive it.”