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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002

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Excretion of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci by Wild Mammals

David J. P. Mallon*, John E. Corkill*, Sarah M. Hazel*, J. Sian Wilson*, Nigel P. French*, Malcolm Bennett*, and C. Anthony Hart*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from wild mammalsa

Isolate identification no. Vancomycin MIC (mg/L) Teicoplanin MIC (mg/L)
WMb 75 64 2.0
WM 123c >256 1.5–2.0
WM 132 >256 6.0
WM 150 >256 0.75
WM 227c >256 1.5
WM 242 >256 2.0
B 5022 >256 3
B5024 96 3

aAll isolates in this table are Enterococcus faecium, vanA ge ne (polymerase chain reaction).
bAbbreviations used: WM, woodmouse, B, badger.
cGenetically similar by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of macrorestricted chromosomal DNA (differing by two bands).

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