Madrid. An unknown bacteria found in Irish soil has been shown against four superbugs resistant to antibiotics.
Superbugs with antibiotics kill 1,350 million people in Europe in 2050, according to recent research, and according to the World Health Organization, "one of the biggest threats to health, food security and development in the world." current ".
It's called a new bacterial strain Streptomyces sp. myrophorea– Found by a Swansea University Medical School based in Wales, Brazil, Iraq and Northern Ireland. Works published Antimicrobial Limits.
The lands that originated in an area of Northern Irish Fermanagh were known as the Boho Highlands. It is an area of alkaline soils and it can be said that the soil has medicinal properties.
He has been researching alternative antibiotics against multiple endurance to investigate new sources, including known medicines: the field of research called ethnopharmacology. Also, the known producers of antibiotics are based on the environments that you can find Streptomyces.
Soil properties are properties of healing
A member of the research team, Gerry Quinn, a former resident of Boho, in Fermanagh County, announced many years of healing traditions.
Traditionally, a small dirt was collected in a cotton cloth and cured ailments, such as toothache, throat and neck infections. It is interesting, earlier, that Druid occupied this area 1,500 years ago, and Neolithic was 4,000 years ago.
The main findings of the research were Streptomyces Recently, the WHO identified the six infants of the major pathogenic drugs identified as being responsible for the medical attention associated with the growth of six children: Enterococcus faecium Vancomycin Resistance (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus Vancomycinar Resistance (MRSA), Klebsiella Pneumonia and Resistant Acinetobacter baumanii carbenepenem. It also inhibits Gram-negative Gram-negative bacteria in different structures of the cell wall; In general, bacterial Gram negative antibiotics are more resistant.
It is still unclear what the new strain component prevents the growth of pathogens, but the group is already investigating.
Dr. Swansea University School of Medicine Paul Dyson said: "The new bacterial strain is effective against 6 major antibiotics, including MRSA." Our finding is an important step forward in the fight against antibiotics.
"Our results show that traditional folklore and medicines are being investigated for new antibiotics.
Scientists, historians, and archaeologists can do this. It is clear that this problem is part of the answer in the wisdom of the past. "