Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Switzerland: a nation-wide survey.

Buetti, Niccolò Ivo Marco-Aurelio; Wassilew, Nasstasja; Rion, Viktorija; Senn, Laurence; Gardiol, Céline; Widmer, Andreas; Marschall, Jonas (2019). Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Switzerland: a nation-wide survey. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 8(16), p. 16. BioMed Central 10.1186/s13756-019-0466-x

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This nation-wide survey on the epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) included 142 healthcare institutions and showed an increasing number of VRE colonizations and infections in Switzerland, probably for the most part due to nosocomial dissemination. The introduction and spread of a new clone, gaps in VRE screening policies as well as heterogeneity regarding the management of VRE clusters may be possible explanations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

UniBE Contributor:

Buetti, Niccolò Ivo Marco-Aurelio; Wassilew, Nasstasja and Marschall, Jonas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2047-2994

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annelies Luginbühl

Date Deposited:

12 Apr 2019 16:23

Last Modified:

14 Apr 2019 02:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s13756-019-0466-x

PubMed ID:

30675343

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Hospital-acquired Nosocomial Outbreak ST796 VRE Vancomycin-resistant enterococci

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.125455

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/125455

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