Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Switzerland: A nation-wide survey

Niccolò Buetti, Nasstasja Wassilew, Viktorija Rion, Laurence Senn, Céline Gardiol, Andreas Widmer, Jonas Marschall, C. Balmelli, M. C. Eisenring, S. Harbarth, S. P. Kuster, V. Masserey Spicher, D. Pittet, C. Ruef, H. Sax, M. Schlegel, A. Schweiger, N. Troillet, G. Zanetti

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Abstract

This nation-wide survey on the epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) included 142 healthcare institutions and showed an increasing number of VRE colonizations and infections in Switzerland, probably for the most part due to nosocomial dissemination. The introduction and spread of a new clone, gaps in VRE screening policies as well as heterogeneity regarding the management of VRE clusters may be possible explanations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalAntimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 2019

Keywords

  • Hospital-acquired
  • Nosocomial
  • Outbreak
  • ST796
  • VRE
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococci

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