Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from community wastewater from a semiclosed agri-food system in Texas. Academic Article uri icon


  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium strains (VRE) were isolated from human wastewater but not swine fecal waste from a semiclosed agri-food system in Texas. Forty-nine VRE isolates possessed vanA, and one possessed vanB. Twenty-one pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types were identified and segregated into three groups. There was evidence of clonal dissemination among geographically separated sites.

published proceedings

  • Antimicrob Agents Chemother

author list (cited authors)

  • Poole, T. L., Hume, M. E., Campbell, L. D., Scott, H. M., Alali, W. Q., & Harvey, R. B.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Poole, TL||Hume, ME||Campbell, LD||Scott, HM||Alali, WQ||Harvey, RB

publication date

  • October 2005