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Low transmission of AMR from animals to people
  1. Daniel Parker
  1. Slate Hall Veterinary Services, Unit 28 Moorlands Trading Estate, Moor Lane, Metheringham, Lincolnshire LN4 3HX
  1. email: daniel.parker{at}

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David Burch (VR, 16 November 2019, vol 185, p 603) eloquently precised Day and colleagues paper on extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) producing-Escherichia coli in human and food chain derived samples from England, Wales and Scotland1 and its conclusions that ‘findings do not support the assertion that invasive ESBL E coli are disseminated via the food chain’.

ESBL CTX-M-1 – the most common ESBL found in chicken meat and chicken surveillance samples – was only found in 10 (3 per cent) …

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