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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007

Response to Emerging Infection Leading to Outbreak of Linezolid-Resistant Enterococci

Marion A. Kainer*Comments to Author , Rose A. Devasia*†, Timothy F. Jones*, Bryan P. Simmons‡, Kelley Melton‡, Susan Chow‡, Joyce Broyles‡, Kelly L. Moore*, Allen S. Craig*, and William Schaffner§
Author affiliations: *Tennessee Department of Health, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; †Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; §Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA;

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Figure 3

Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of linezolid-resistant enterococci (LRE) isolates, hospital A, Tennessee. A) Digestion with ApaI. B) Digestion with SmaI. Isolates labeled A, B, C, and D refer to patients mentioned in the text. Blood, isolate from blood specimen culture; Rect, isolate from perirectal/rectal swab specimen culture; Env, environmental isolate; H9812, S. Braenderup H9812 strain (ATCC BAA-664) (27) used as size marker.

Figure 3. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of linezolid-resistant enterococci (LRE) isolates, hospital A, Tennessee. A) Digestion with ApaI. B) Digestion with SmaI. Isolates labeled A, B, C, and D refer to patients mentioned in the text. Blood, isolate from blood specimen culture; Rect, isolate from perirectal/rectal swab specimen culture; Env, environmental isolate; H9812, S. Braenderup H9812 strain (ATCC BAA-664) (27) used as size marker.

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