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LOCAL animal populations are ‘unlikely’ to be the major source of antimicrobial resistance in people, according to recently published research from the University of Glasgow.
In a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, an interdisciplinary team of researchers within the university's College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, describe how, by exploiting long-term surveillance data of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 from co-located people and animals in Scotland, they were able to demonstrate that the animal and human DT104 populations differed significantly in several ways. Among 5200 isolates (2761 from human beings and 2439 from animals), 65 resistance profiles were found, with 13 of these unique to animals, 30 unique to human beings and 22 common to both. …