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Antimicrobial resistance
Study highlights differences in animal and human Salmonella populations

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CONTRARY to popular belief, animal populations are unlikely to be the main source of antibiotic resistant Salmonella in people, new research suggests.

The study, reported in Science and conducted by researchers from 13 institutions worldwide, analysed drug-resistant genes from over 370 Salmonella samples collected over a 22-year period and found that bacterial populations in humans and animals living side by side differed. …

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