Researchers have highlighted high levels of drug resistant Salmonella in pork in Vietnam.

Efforts were led by scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England who looked at antibiotic resistance in Salmonella strains isolated from pork meat at food retail outlets.

Researchers studied multi-drug resistance —
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Levels of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli in fresh beef and pork are still low, according to a survey published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The study, which was run between January and December 2019, focused on beef and pork. In total, 315 beef and 313 pork samples were
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Foodborne bacterial infections are becoming harder to treat, according to a report on antimicrobial resistance from EFSA and ECDC.

Salmonella and Campylobacter are increasingly resistant to ciprofloxacin, one of the main antibiotics for treating infections they cause, said the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food
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A report giving an overview of antimicrobial use and resistance in Denmark has been published by Statens Serum Institute and the National Food Institute.

The Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (DANMAP) monitors the use of antimicrobials in humans and animals in Denmark, and the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant
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For the first time, Spanish researchers have found antimicrobial resistant genes in Salmonella isolated from raw mussels.

Writing in the journal Eurosurveillance, they said the findings are of concern as such analysis is not performed and Galicia, north-west Spain is the third largest producer of mussel aquaculture worldwide and one
Continue Reading Researchers find antibiotic resistant mcr-1 gene in Salmonella from mussels

Scientists have discovered a gene in E. coli that makes it resistant to a class of “last-resort” antibiotics known as polymyxins. The gene can also transfer resistance to other epidemic pathogens such as K. pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. According to research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the
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