Fecal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Australia
AA Padiglione, EA Grabsch, D Olden, M Hellard, MI Sinclair, CK Fairley, ML Grayson
Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTER DISEASE CONTROL | Published : 2000
To assess the rate of fecal vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) colon ization in Austalia, we examined specimens from 1,085 healthy volunteers. VRE was cultured from 2(0.2%) of 1,085 specimens; both were vanB Enter ococcus faecium, identical by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, but with a pattern rare in Melbourne hospitals.