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IN response to Cólín Nunan and Richard Young (VR, January 2, 2016, vol 178, p 22) I think there is a misunderstanding. I do not question that some Escherichia coli carrying plasmids with resistance genes can be directly transmitted from animals to man. This was clearly demonstrated by De Been and others (2014) when they sampled pigs' and farmers' stools in their …

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