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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2001 Oct;67(10):4930-3.

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. isolated from wastewater and chicken feces in the United States.

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  • 1Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa 33620, USA. vharwood@chumal.cas.usf.edu

Abstract

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) were isolated from sewage and chicken feces but not from other animal fecal sources (dog, cow, and pig) or from surface waters tested. VRE from hospital wastewater were resistant to > or =20 microg of vancomycin/ml and possessed the vanA gene. VRE from residential wastewater and chicken feces were resistant to 3 to 5 microg of vancomycin/ml and possessed the vanC gene.

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