By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.


Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.


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

VOL: 100, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 30Ann Shuttleworth, BA, is a freelance health care journalistThere has been growing concern about the rising incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in UK hospitals. However, the Health Protection Agency (2004) has now reported an increase in the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and cases of blood poisoning caused by another bacterium with resistance to most antibiotics (NT News, 27 July, p8).

Get unlimited access

As a subscriber you will benefit from:

  • Full online and mobile access to news and opinion stories 
  • Customised email alerts straight to your inbox (30+ alerts available) 
  • 4,500 practice articles in our archive 
  • Over £500 worth of CPD learning units