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Resistance to last-resort antibiotic has now spread across globe

Publicerat: 2015-12-08. Taggat:

The last drug has fallen. Bacteria carrying a gene that allows them to resist polymyxins, the antibiotics of last resort for some kinds of infection, have been found in Denmark and China, prompting a global search for the gene. The discovery means that gram-negative bacteria, which cause common gut, urinary and blood infections in humans, can now become “pan-resistant”, with genes that defeat all antibiotics now available. That will make some infections incurable, unless new kinds of antibiotics are brought to market soon. Colistin, the most common polymyxin, is a last-resort treatment for infections with bacteria such as E. coli and Klebsiella that resist all other available antibiotics.

FFFFFFUUUUUUUU!!!11 Det här är PÅ RIKTIGT. När kretiner sitter hemma på farstun och oroar sig för att falla offer för nästa Daesh-attack ägnar jag mig åt att skita knäck i antibiotika-resistensens namn. Det känns som rimlig riskbedömning i min värld. Att dö av ett benbrott, hur sexigt låter det?