Late last week researchers at the Technical University of Denmark announced they had found the feared ‘invulnerability’ gene among E. coli bacteria samples taken from humans and food. . .
Five more examples of bacteria containing the mcr-1 gene were found among samples taken from food imported between 2012 and 2014.
Danish researchers fear the untreatable superbug is now firmly embedded in Europe. The man suffering the blood infection had not traveled outside the country and the infected imports were German poultry products. . .
What makes mcr-1 such a threat, other than its immunity to all known antibiotics, is that it can spread fast. It has been found to reside in plasmids, mobile ‘packets’ of DNA which can be copied and transferred between different bacteria. (Read more from “Bacteria Resistant to All Known Forms of Antibiotics Has Now Spread from China to Europe” HERE)