Nov 23, 2022

A new study of drug-resistant bacteria moving freely between organs could save lives

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New research shows that drug-resistant bacteria can make the journey from the digestive tract to the lungs, raising the probability of infection.

Oxford University has published a critical new study about what causes antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and what it does. The results, which were published in Nature Communications.


The Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium was found in the patient’s gut microbiome during the investigation. One of the most common germs to infect patients in hospitals is this species, which is also highly resistant to antibiotics.

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