Global Emergence and Dissemination of Enterococci as Nosocomial Pathogens: Attack of the Clones?

@inproceedings{Prieto2016GlobalEA,
  title={Global Emergence and Dissemination of Enterococci as Nosocomial Pathogens: Attack of the Clones?},
  author={Ana M. Guzman Prieto and Willem van Schaik and Malbert R. C. Rogers and Teresa M. Coque and Fernando Baquero and Jukka Corander and Rob J. L. Willems},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2016}
}
Enterococci are Gram-positive bacteria that are found in plants, soil and as commensals of the gastrointestinal tract of humans, mammals, and insects. Despite their commensal nature, they have also become globally important nosocomial pathogens. Within the genus Enterococcus, Enterococcus faecium, and Enterococcus faecalis are clinically most relevant. In this review, we will discuss how E. faecium and E. faecalis have evolved to become a globally disseminated nosocomial pathogen. E. faecium… CONTINUE READING
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