Antibiotic resistance reached to a new level when a new strain of E.coli was found that was impervious to the last line of defence medication and also has the ability to infect other bacteria. First time, it was found in China.
The strain was identified in a pig then it raw pork meat and then in a small number of people. The strain has been found in Germany, in a Danish man and also in Malaysia. Scientists have found that the strain to be carrying a gene known as mcr-1 and this gene makes it different from other E.coli. The gene could be the power house of the strain.