Comparison of enterococcal populations related to urban and hospital wastewater in various climatic and geographic European regions.

AIMS Scarce knowledge about the distribution of enterococci species in wastewaters limits any statement on their reliability as faecal indicators or the implications of antibiotic resistance transmission by these organisms through the water cycle. Enterococci have been involved in nosocomial infections and the spreading of antibiotic resistance through the… CONTINUE READING