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Volume 5, Number 3—June 1999


Use of Antimicrobial Growth Promoters in Food Animals and Enterococcus faecium Resistance to Therapeutic Antimicrobial Drugs in Europe

Henrik C. WegenerComments to Author , Frank M. Aarestrup, Lars Bogø Jensen, Anette M. Hammerum, and Flemming Bager
Author affiliations: Danish Veterinary Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Table 2

Prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in fecal samples of 
residents in a vegetarian and nonvegetarian nursing home, The Netherlands (28)

No. persons investigated No. E.faecium positive No. VRE positivea,b
Vegetarians 42 23 0
Nonvegetarians 62 32 6

bAll VRE-positive samples were E. faecium.

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