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FAQ about the antibiotic Colistin and transferrable Colistin resistance in bacteria

Updated BfR FAQ, 18. January 2018

Colistin is an antimicrobial which is used predominantly in veterinary medicine to treat infections. In November 2015, resistance research led to the discovery of a new mechanism through which bacteria can pass on Colistin resistance properties to other bacteria. This scientific insight has led to a public discussion about the use of this antibiotic in animal production facilities and about the spread of resistance to Colistin. On this occasion, the BfR has summarised and answered FAQ on Colistin.

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18.01.2018
Updated BfR FAQ
FAQ about the antibiotic Colistin and transferrable Colistin resistance in bacteria 132.1 KB
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Transferrable colistin resistance found in bacteria from German farm animals antimicrobial resistance

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