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Isolates shared a background that took shape in 2006, when MCR-1 was first mobilized.
Transmission chain mapping points to prolonged colistin use in livestock and poultry.
Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.
The authors of the study say they're concerned the gene may already be widely disseminated.
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