The rising incidence of antibiotic-resistant ESBL-producing E. coli.

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) Escherichia coil produces enzymes that enable it to develop resistance to antibiotics. Its prevalence in the UK is increasing, and the Health Protection Agency is investigating whether it has contributed to a number of deaths. While many people may be asymptomatic carriers of ESBL-producing E. coli it can be extremely… CONTINUE READING