Incidence of Clonal Complex 17 (CC17) Enterococcus faecium in a freshwater stream during high-flow events

Victoria Daniels, J Dooley, B Olowabi, C Chisenga, Joerg Arnscheidt, Patrick Naughton, Philip Jordan

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistant and potentially pathogenic bacteria have been isolated from healthy humans, food animals and the environment. This has highlighted the potential of the environment to play a role in the transmission of such organisms
A substantial increase in numbers of faecal indicator bacteria (including enterococci) is observed in water samples during heavy rainfall events. This increase in numbers could be as high as 100-fold compared to low-flow conditions Here we describe the phenotypic and molecular characterization of enterococci during both low-flow conditions and high-flow conditions, with emphasis on E. faecium
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2009
EventEuropean Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease: Conference on Enterococci: from Animals to Man - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 18 Nov 200920 Nov 2009

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
CountrySpain
Period18/11/0920/11/09

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    Daniels, V., Dooley, J., Olowabi, B., Chisenga, C., Arnscheidt, J., Naughton, P., & Jordan, P. (2009). Incidence of Clonal Complex 17 (CC17) Enterococcus faecium in a freshwater stream during high-flow events. Poster session presented at European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Spain.