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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Dec;36(12):1461-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.208. Epub 2015 Sep 2.

Innovative Analysis of the Sequenced Patterns of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Strains to Determine Clonal Transmission in a Hospital Setting.

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1
1Department of Infectious Diseases,Infection Control, and Employee Health,The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,Houston Texas.
2
2Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System,Temple,Texas.
3
3Xenex Disinfection Services,LLC,San Antonio,Texas.

Abstract

Isolates from patients who acquired vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) were examined for the frequency of genetically indistinguishable strains on leukemia and stem cell transplant units at a major cancer center for 1 year. A total of 14 strains recurred, primarily on the same floor and in the same service unit an average of 49 days apart.

PMID:
26329908
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2015.208
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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