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Introduction and spread of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) at a German tertiary care medical center from 2004 until 2010: a retrospective whole-genome sequencing (WGS) study of the molecular epidemiology of VREfm

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Caplunik-Pratsch, Aila ; Kieninger, Bärbel ; Donauer, Veronika A. ; Brauer, Johanna M. ; Meier, Vanessa M. K. ; Seisenberger, Corinna ; Rath, Anca ; Loibl, Daniel ; Eichner, Anja ; Fritsch, Jürgen ; Schneider-Brachert, Wulf
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Background In most of Europe and especially in Germany, there is currently a concerning rise in the number of hospital-acquired infections due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm). Therefore, there is a need to improve our understanding of the way VREfm spreads in hospitals. In this study, we investigated the molecular epidemiology of VREfm isolates from the first appearance at ...


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