Scientists from America discovered a new species of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Pseudomonas aeruginosa special form could not be defeated by traditional medicines. It's all in the altered genetic structure, which the bacterium has acquired as a result of evolution, says Science Daily. Gene allows bacteria to break down almost any antibiotics, destroying the basic structure of the active substance.
First, the pathogen was discovered in 2012 on the body of 69-year-old patient with diabetes mellitus. In the period from 2012 to 2013, the bacterium was able to identify another six people. Infection, one patient died.
The experiments showed, in some cases, Pseudomonas aeruginosa instantly forms a resistance to colistin, most powerful antibacterial drug today. In this case, the pathogen can enter the bloodstream and cause sepsis.
Experts empirically found that the resistance gene of the bacterium obtained from a different microorganism groups of Salmonella. It means that bacteria can exchange genetic material and "teach" each other, how to deal with antibiotics.