Thursday September 19, 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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OPPO to Launch ‘Oppo Reno Ace’ in China on October 10

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo on Monday confirmed that its next flagship product, 'OPPO Reno Ace', would be launched in China on October 10

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Oppo launched its Oppo Reno2 series of smartphones in August. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo on Monday confirmed that its next flagship product, ‘OPPO Reno Ace’, would be launched in China on October 10.

According to a recent Weibo post by the manufacturer, the device will have 65W fast-charging capabilities and it would be first smartphone to feature the world’s fastest fast charging technology, news portal GSMArena reported.

The device is also rumored to sports a 6.6inch FHD+ curved edge display with thin bezels with 90 Hz refresh rate, up to 100 per cent screen space and one can expect a pop-up or an under-screen camera selfie shooter.

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The handset, OPPO RENO 10X features a 6.6-inch notchless AMOLED display with rounded edges. IANS

The device will be powered by Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 12GB RAM, 256GB onboard storage, a 4,000mAh battery and it supports 5G connectivity.

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Other details about the smartphone’s specifications are currently under the wraps.

Meanwhile, Oppo launched its Oppo Reno2 series of smartphones in August which consists of Oppo Reno2, the Reno2 F and the Reno2 Z handsets. (IANS)