Sunday June 16, 2019

China’s Researchers Find Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Blood

The world is heading for a 'post-antibiotic' era if no action is taken, World Health Organization has warned. 

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Researchers have discovered new species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the blood of two patients in China, according to a recent study.

Researchers have discovered new species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the blood of two patients in China, according to a recent study.

The study showed that the patients were carrying unidentified species of Enterobacter huaxiensis and Enterobacter chuandaensis that did not respond to penicillin or the cephalosporin group of antibiotics.

Enterobacteriaceae exist in the gut and are usually harmless. However, they can cause meningitis if they enter the blood or pneumonia if they get into the lungs, reported Daily Mail.

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The emergence of new species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria will make deadly infections harder to cure, with delays in treatment often leading to sepsis, according to scientists from Sichuan University in China.

Importantly, genetic analysis of the microorganisms revealed they were ‘previously unknown’, said the study published in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

In addition, the newly-discovered strains differed from other Enterobacteriaceae species by their ability to break down certain sugars and potassium salts.

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The world is heading for a ‘post-antibiotic’ era if no action is taken, World Health Organization has warned.

Pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea and salmonellosis are among the growing number of infections that are becoming harder to treat. (IANS)

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China May Restrict Tech Access in Spiraling US Trade Dispute

The system will build a strong firewall to strengthen the nation's ability to innovate

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People try out Huawei smartphone models on display at an electronic store in Beijing, China, May 20, 2019. VOA

China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute.

The People’s Daily newspaper said Sunday that the system will build a strong firewall to strengthen the nation’s ability to innovate and to accelerate the development of key technologies.

“China … will never allow certain countries to use China’s technology to contain China’s development and suppress Chinese enterprises,”the main paper of the ruling Communist Party said, without directly referring to the United States.

No details have been released about what China is calling a national technological security management list. The plan was announced Saturday evening in a brief three-paragraph dispatch by the official Xinhua News Agency.

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China is creating a system to protect its technology. Pixabay

The aim is to forestall and defuse national security risks more effectively, Xinhua said, adding that detailed measures would be unveiled in the near future.

The initiative follows U.S. moves to restrict sales to Huawei Technologies and other Chinese tech firms on national security grounds.

The U.S. Commerce Department last month added Huawei to its list of entities that are engaged in activities contrary to U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.

As such, any sale of U.S. technology to Huawei will require Commerce Department approval.

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China responded by saying its Commerce Ministry would develop its own list of foreign entities that it regards as “unreliable.” (VOA)