Threat of ‘nightmare bacteria’ exhibiting resistance to last-resort antibiotic colistin

Researchers examined the dissemination of colistin-resistant bacteria among residents of rural communities in Vietnam to find that the prevalence of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli in the intestines was extremely high, at about 70 percent. It was revealed that the prevalence of colistin-resistant bacteria in residents in Vietnam was extremely high and that colistin-resistant bacteria, whose clinical impact is a great concern in hospital settings, were spread in local communities in the developing country faster than expected.

Source: Threat of ‘nightmare bacteria’ exhibiting resistance to last-resort antibiotic colistin

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