Antibiotic resistance is an ever-growing problem faced by all major sectors of health care, including dentistry. Recurrent infections related to multidrug-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in hospitals are untreatable and question the… (More)
We previously isolated EFDG1, a lytic phage against enterococci for therapeutic use. Nevertheless, EFDG1-resistant bacterial strains (EFDG1(r)) have evolved. EFLK1, a new highly effective phage against EFDG1(r) strains, was isolated in this study. The genome of EFLK1 was fully sequenced, analyzed, and deposited in GenBank.