Vancomycin-resistant enterococci with vanA and vanB genes in Australian gulls

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ORAVCOVÁ Veronika ŠVEC Pavel LITERÁK Ivan

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Environmental Microbiology Reports
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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12542
Keywords ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANCE; SEA-GULLS; FAECIUM; WILDLIFE
Description This study is revealing the possible dissemination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) from humans into the wildlife. We studied silver gulls (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) in Australia as potential carriers and reservoirs of VRE with acquired vancomycin resistance. In New South Wales (Australia), we have found two multi-resistant isolates belonging to Enterococcus faecium (sequence type 341, vanB genotype) and Enterococcus dispar (vanA genotype). Based on our knowledge, this is the first report of VRE in Australian wildlife.
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