Monthly Archives: March 2016

Resistance to Colistin discovered in SA poultry

NATIONAL NEWS – A national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance programme has reportedly identified and confirmed the first ever known case in South Africa of resistance to Colistin. The antimicrobial, Colistin, while not registered locally for human use, is said to … Continue reading

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Mutant superbug threat to SA poultry

Superbugs with an alarming gene have been found in South Africa in sick and dead poultry. The bacteria are resistant to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic for humans, and have been multiplying rapidly in South Africa since 2014. The discovery of … Continue reading

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First instance of Colistin resistance bacteria in South Africa

Detected in China in November 2015, the Colistin resistant bacteria has been identified in South Africa by animal pharmaceutical company, V-Tech. The company has extensive national antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance programmes, used by poultry producers, feedlots and piggeries in South … Continue reading

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