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Highly Resistant Salmonella: Poultry, Antibiotics, Borders, Risk

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If you’re a strain of Salmonella, it’s a very good week. If you’re a human, not so much.

There are two stories occurring simultaneously that underline the rising danger of drug-resistant organisms in the food supply, and the porousness of networks for detecting the dangerous bugs in time.

Meanwhile, worse is coming. A multi-national team of scientists say in a paper released today by the Journal of Infectious Diseases that they have identified a clone of a different serotype, Salmonella Kentucky, that has become resistant to fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, the drug usually used to treat Salmonella infections.

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