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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Apr;16(4):682-4. doi: 10.3201/eid1604.090500.

Porcine-origin gentamicin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis in humans, Denmark.

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Department of Disease Biology, University of Copenhagen, Stigbøjlen 4, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark. jesl@life.ku.dk

Abstract

During 2001-2002, high-level gentamicin-resistant (HLGR) Enterococcus faecalis isolates were detected in 2 patients in Denmark who had infective endocarditis and in pigs and pork. Our results demonstrate that these isolates belong to the same clonal group, which suggests that pigs are a source of HLGR E. faecalis infection in humans.

PMID:
20350387
PMCID:
PMC3321936
DOI:
10.3201/eid1604.090500
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