Changed epidemiology during intra and interhospital spread of high-risk clones of vanA-containing Enterococcus in Brazilian hospitals

Andrey G. Sacramento, Rosemeire C. Zanella, Fernanda Esposito, Emanuela A.S. Costa, Lara M. de Almeida, Carlos Pires, Artemir C. de Brito, Elsa M. Mamizuka, Louise T. Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan

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We report changes in the molecular epidemiology of vanA-containing Enterococcus during the intra and interhospital spread of high-risk clones, in Southeastern Brazil. While VRE faecalis predominated during 1998 to 2006, a reversal has been observed in the last years, where VRE faecium belonging to ST114, ST203, ST412, ST478 and ST858 have become endemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-351
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Brazil
  • Intra and interhospital spread
  • Nosocomial infection
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococci
  • VRE

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