Rare Antibiotic-Resistant Infection Found in Wyoming Patient

Enterobacteriaceae with a rare antibiotic-resistant gene, mcr-1, was found in a patient at a Wyoming hospital, according to a statement Wednesday from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

 

The mcr-1 gene makes bacteria resistant to colistin, a powerful antibiotic. China reported the first mcr-1 gene in November 2015, according to the CDC, and by February 2017 it was "pervasive" in China, as reported by Medscape Medical News.

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