Published in Anti-Infectives Week, January 3rd, 2005
According to a study from the Netherlands, "Multiresistant Enterococcus faecium is a major cause of hospital acquired infections and outbreaks. Here, we describe the development of multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA) as a novel typing method to assess the genetic relatedness of E. faecium isolates."
"Six VNTR loci were used to genotype 392 isolates recovered from different animals and human community, hospital survey, and clinical isolates. From 3 to 13 alleles were found per locus, resulting in 127...
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