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A preliminary investigation into bacterial contamination of Welsh emergency ambulances
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    Dear Editor

    With reference to the comments made by Dr Simmons [1] concerning 'A preliminary investigation into bacterial contamination of Welsh emergency ambulances'.[2] We fully accept that the methods used were not rigorous enough to accurately quantify numbers of bacteria for any given measured area. However, our work was simply described as a preliminary investigation and this pilot study did identify short...

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    Dear Editor

    Nigam and Cutter totally fail to present evidence to justify the claim that “Welsh emergency vehicles examined exhibited an unacceptable level of bacterial contamination”.[1] What is more, a press release from the editorial team to local newspapers led Madeline Brindley of The Western Mail to write, “Dirty ambulances infested with huge amounts of harmful bacteria are carrying seriously ill patients to hos...

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