Scientists in UK identify growing trend that threatens to leave patients untreatable

Date: Sep 11, 2019

Source: The Guardian

Author: Denis Campbell Health policy editor

Excerpt:“Bacteria are increasingly developing ways of resisting antibiotics, threatening a future in which patients could become untreatable, doctors have warned.

Over the last decade scientists in the UK studying samples from patients have identified 19 new mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.

The changes in bacteria are driven by genetics and mean they become able to repel even entire types of “last resort” antibiotics, including carbapenems and colistin.”