Since our first report on plasmid- mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1,1 strains previously collected in seven countries (Denmark, the Netherlands, Laos, Nigeria, Thailand, France, and the UK) have been found to carry mcr-1.2–6 Furthermore, the sequences in GenBank show that mcr-1 might also be circulating in Portugal and Malaysia. The earliest mcr-1- positive strain was collected from cattle in France in 2008 (GenBank accession number LMBK01000308). These findings confirm our initial concern that mcr-1 could have already disseminated worldwide.
Journal: The Lancet. Infectious diseases