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March 3, 2018

Researchers find transferable antibiotic resistance gene in pathogen of developing nations

Environment news (via Science Daily):
A team of investigators has found that the mcr-1 drug resistance gene, which encodes resistance to a drug that is used as a last resort, has been found for the first time in Shigella flexneri. Shigella are one of the leading causes of diarrhea worldwide.
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