Antibiotic and disinfectant susceptibility profiles of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) isolated from community wastewater in Texas.

@article{Beier2008AntibioticAD,
  title={Antibiotic and disinfectant susceptibility profiles of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) isolated from community wastewater in Texas.},
  author={Ross C. Beier and Sara E. Duke and Richard L. Ziprin and Roger B. Harvey and Michael E. Hume and Toni L. Poole and H. Morgan Scott and Linda D. Highfield and Walid Q. Alali and Kathleen L Andrews and Robin Carl Anderson and David J. Nisbet},
  journal={Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2008},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={188-94}
}
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) from human wastewater effluents in a nonclinical semiclosed agri-food system in Texas were characterized for susceptibility to antibiotics and disinfectants. The 50 VRE were resistant to eight fluoroquinolones and 10 of 17 antimicrobials typically active against Gram-positive organisms. The VRE were susceptible to quinupristin/dalfopristin and linezolid. Lack of the insertion element IS1251 correlated with VRE susceptibility to streptomycin and… CONTINUE READING