Transmission of opportunistic pathogens in a veterinary teaching hospital.

  title={Transmission of opportunistic pathogens in a veterinary teaching hospital.},
  author={Patrick Boerlin and Simone Eugster and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric P Gaschen and Reto Straub and Peter Schawalder},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={82 4},
Acinetobacter baumannii, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, and Staphylococcus intermedius isolates from infected surgical wounds and other types of infections in a veterinary teaching hospital were typed by pulsed field gel electrophoresis. A first cluster of infections with a multiresistant A. baumannii strain was observed in dogs and cats in 1998-1999. This strain disappeared after cleaning and disinfection of the companion animals intensive care unit. It was followed in 2000 by a… CONTINUE READING


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