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Genetic make-up of drug-resistant HCAI is decoded

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Scientists have sequenced the genome of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a bacterium that can cling to catheters and ventilator tubes and cause healthcare-associated infection.

The researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Bristol University say Steno has a ‘remarkable capacity for drug resistance’.

Pan-resistant Steno infections are at least as hard to treat as MRSA and Clostridium difficile, they write in a forthcoming edition of Genome.

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