E.coli goes from strength to strength

E.coli’s resistance to antibiotics continues unabated, with researchers from Adelaide University discovering a doubling of resistance against some important reserve antibiotics.

Their study looked at samples from patients in the general community rather than those who were hospitalised.

Samples were collected at 29 health centres across Australia from patients with urinary infections. They tested 2,025 species of E.coli, 538 of Klebsiella and 239 of