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Occurrence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in humans and animals in the Czech Republic between 2002 and 2004



Occurrence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in humans and animals in the Czech Republic between 2002 and 2004



Journal of Medical Microbiology 54(Pt 10): 965-967



In the period between September 2002 and May 2004, a total of 6023 rectal swabs from humans in the Czech Republic were evaluated and 821 Enterococcus spp. strains were isolated. Nine strains (1.1 %) were identified as vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Two strains were VanA Enterococcus faecium, one strain was VanB Enterococcus faecalis and six strains were VanC Enterococcus casseliflavus. In total, 527 Enterococcus spp. strains were isolated from poultry breeds of which 11 (2.1 %) were VRE. Most (54.5 %) were identified as VanA E. faecium. Cluster analysis of SmaI-generated macrorestriction patterns showed high variability in both human and animal VRE strains and no relatedness between strains from the two sources.

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PMID: 16157551

DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.45824-0


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