Changes in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium causing outbreaks in Brazil.

@article{Palazzo2011ChangesIV,
  title={Changes in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium causing outbreaks in Brazil.},
  author={Izabel Cristina Vanzato Palazzo and Andr{\'e} Pitondo-Silva and Carlos Em{\'i}lio Levy and Ana L{\'u}cia da Costa Darini},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={70-4}
}
Enterococci have been implicated in severe human infections as a consequence of associated determinants of virulence and antimicrobial resistance. The majority of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE(fm)) connected to outbreaks worldwide pertains to the clonal complex 17 (CC17). In Brazil, the majority of VRE(fm) involved in outbreaks reported so far are not related to CC17. VRE(fm) strains responsible for an outbreak and sporadic cases in hospitals located in the city of Campinas… CONTINUE READING
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