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Epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci

Epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci

Drug resistance of enterococci: epidemiology and molecular mechanisms: 79-99

This chapter provides data on the prevalence of hospital- and community-acquired vancomycin-resistant enterococcal (VRE) infections, mostly caused by Enterococcus faecalis and E. faecium. Patient-, hospital-, environment-, and antibiotic-related risk factors for VRE infections are outlined. The role of the environment and animals as important reservoirs of VRE, and thus in VRE transmission, is emphasized.

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