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AU: New Salmonella superbug ‘significant threat to public health’

ABC News: Evidence of a highly drug-resistant salmonella superbug that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia for the first time, in a domestic animal.

The salmonella strain, which was found in an infected cat, is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as a life-saving defence in Australian hospitals. Experts believe this rare and unusual resistance may pose a serious threat to public health as it does not respond to about 90 percent of antimicrobial drugs.

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