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Differential antimicrobial susceptibility between human and chicken isolates of vancomycin-resistant and sensitive Enterococcus faecium

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H Y Chen, R L R Hill, M Kirk, M W Casewell, D Beighton

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39 - 46
Number of pages8
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Published2002

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Abstract

To compare the differential antimicrobial susceptibilities of Enterococcus faecium from humans and whole chicken carcasses, MICs of 12 antimicrobial agents were determined for 54 clinical-isolates (31 vancomycin-resistant [VREF]) and 60 chicken-isolates (29 VREF). Chicken VREF were slightly but consistently more resistant to vancomycin, teicoplanin and avoparcin, compared with human VREF (P

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