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|Title:||Evolution of virulence in Enterococcus faecium, a hospital-adapted opportunistic pathogen.|
|Authors:||Gao, Wei;Howden, Benjamin P;Stinear, Timothy P|
|Affiliation:||Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||Current opinion in microbiology 2018; 41: 76-82|
|Abstract:||Enterococci are long-standing members of the human microbiome and they are also widely distributed in nature. However, with the surge of antibiotic-resistance in recent decades, two enterococcal species (Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium) have emerged to become significant nosocomial pathogens, acquiring extensive antibiotic resistance. In this review, we summarize what is known about the evolution of virulence in E. faecium, highlighting a specific clone of E. faecium called ST796 that has emerged recently and spread globally.|
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