On Thursday, March 16, the Pasteur Institute reported the increasing spread of a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria. Shigella sonei . Highly contagious, this pathogen is transmitted between humans through feces (much less commonly through contaminated food). The resulting infection, known as shigellosis, causes febrile diarrhea that is sometimes bloody and abdominal pain. The disease, which usually affects poor countries, causes 70,000 deaths a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Researchers at the National Reference Center (CNR), which is responsible for the microbiological monitoring of this bacterium, observed 106 cases of persistent infections in France between September 2020 and February 2022, most of which were linked to sexually infected homosexuals. The bacterium has been known for a long time. “ This strain was first discovered in France in 2015. told by Professor Francois-Xavier Weil…
Source: Le Figaro
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