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Rare Superbug Gene Discovered on U.S. Pig Farm

2016-Dec-06 19:00 PM

Researchers believe they have discovered a new superbug gene that could threaten the effectiveness of antibiotics. It was discovered on a pig farm in the U.S. The gene itself is called bla IMP-27, and it gives bacteria the ability to resist a last-resort type of antibiotic. "The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae has been described as heralding the end of the antibiotic era,” the researchers concluded.

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