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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. isolated from wastewater and chicken feces in the United States
- Harwood, V.J., Brownell, M., Perusek, W., Whitlock, J.E.
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2001 v.67 no.10 pp. 4930-4933
- hospitals, Enterococcus, poultry manure, wastewater, drug resistance, Florida
- Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) were isolated from sewage and chicken feces but not from other animal fecal sources (dog, cow, and pig) or from surface waters tested. VRE from hospital wastewater were resistant to greater than or equal to 20 microgram of vancomycin/ml and possessed the vanA gene. VRE from residential wastewater and chicken feces were resistant to 3 to 5 microgram of vancomycin/ml and possessed the vanC gene.