Incidence of high-level evernimicin resistance in Enterococcus faecium among food animals and humans.

@article{Aarestrup2002IncidenceOH,
  title={Incidence of high-level evernimicin resistance in Enterococcus faecium among food animals and humans.},
  author={Frank M Aarestrup and Paul M. McNicholas},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={3088-90}
}
Six high-level evernimicin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates were identified among 304 avilamycin-resistant E. faecium isolates from animals and 404 stool samples from humans with diarrhea. All four animal isolates, and one of the human isolates, were able to transfer resistance to a susceptible E. faecium strain. The resulting transconjugants all tested positive for the presence of emtA, a gene encoding a methyltransferase previously linked with high-level evernimicin resistance. The… CONTINUE READING