As part of its core duties, the National Micro-Reference Laboratory does a routine check on antibacterial resitance of various pathogens. In the first half of this year, the lab has reported that 9 pathogens are showing very high resistance to commonly used antibiotics.

The pathogens include Methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA), Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, Streptocaus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter salmonella, Typhi and Shigella.