Salmonella superbug warning

Antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella have spread from Africa to Europe and could pose a great public health threat in Australia as untreatable food-borne ‘superbugs', an infectious disease expert has warned.

Professor Peter Collignon of the Canberra Hospital said that a new report of salmonella strains being resistant to most antibiotics showed there had been "a worrying progression towards potentially untreatable salmonella infections".

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