Media Release: Rising antibiotic resistance in E. coli, the commonest cause of bloodstream infection

Announcing the Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (AGAR) 2015 Report.

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Media Release: Rising antibiotic resistance in E. coli, the commonest cause of bloodstream infection

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The bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli), often thought of as a stomach bug, is in fact the most common bacterial cause of potentially dangerous bloodstream infections – and new data shows the germ responsible is becoming more resistant to the antibiotics doctors rely on to treat it.

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