November 13, 2017
Fecal carriage of mcr-1-positive Enterobacteriaceae has increased substantially in Guangzhou, China in recent years, study data showed.
“Transmissible, mcr-1-mediated colistin resistance was recently identified in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from hospitalized humans, animals (pigs) and raw meat (pigs and chickens) in China, with higher rates in animal samples,” Nicole Stoesser, MD, DPhil, of the Nuffield department of medicine at the University of Oxford, U.K., and colleagues wrote. “Prevalence in humans remains low, and mostly restricted to hospitalized patients. However, mcr-1 can be carried in the healthy human gut.”