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Salmonella becomes more resistant to antibiotics
- August 27, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Microbiologists at the University of North Carolina in the United States today released a special report on a new and alarming find revolving around Salmonella's resistance to antibiotics. In particular, a new study of specialists refers to the fact that a modern strain of Salmonella virus in the USA begins to show a high degree of resistance to sufficiently powerful antibiotics, which was, in particular, found during the removal of a sample of Salmonella from one of the patients in the south East of the USA. The find, experts say, cannot but alarm, because new antibiotics are becoming less effective.
In particular, scientists say that they found a sample of the salmonella virus in one of the patients – whose name is not named in order to maintain confidentiality – was discovered in the south-east of Asia back in 2014 – then a sample of a similar type of virus began to demonstrate high antibiotic resistance. As it turned out, the patient himself was in China shortly before he went to the doctors and was diagnosed with the presence of such an altered form of salmonellosis.
Scientists say that the mcr-3.1 gene is the fault here, which moves from chromosomes to chromosomes using protective plasmids, thereby changing their genetic base level – because of this, the effectiveness of antibiotics aimed at eliminating salmonellosis is significantly reduced. However, specialists also need to conduct additional research and check some third-party clues as to how exactly it is necessary to deal with this ailment.
It is worth noting that the high degree of resistance of this type of Salmonella to modern powerful antibiotics is a lot of concern even for those scientists who seek to change the course and work of the genes of various viruses at the genetic level – they indicate that most likely, in the near future, this direction will become the most relevant and necessary in comprehension.