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Title: Identification and antibiotic resistance of faecal enterococci isolated from water samples
Authors: Tejedor Junco, M. A.Teresa 
Martin, Margarita Gonzalez
Pita Toledo, M. A.Luisa
Gómez, Pablo Lupiola
Martín Barrasa, José Luis 
Keywords: Susceptibility Patterns
Fecal Streptococci
Infections
Indicators
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: 1438-4639
Journal: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 
Abstract: We have isolated 47 strains of presumptive faecal streptococci from different water samples. Identification was made by the method of Facklam et al. (1989). Antibiotic resistance was studied on Mueller-Hinton Agar. Twelve antibiotics were tested. High-level aminoglycoside resistance (HLAR) and resistance to glycopeptides were studied. Biochemical identification of presumptive faecal streptococci isolates gave the following results: 19 Enterococcus faecalis, 12 E. faecium, 8 E. hirae, 4 E. durans and 4 E. mundtii. E. mundtii is not included among faecal enterococci. None of the strains were resistant to glycopeptides (vancomycin and teicoplanin). Three strains of Enterococci showed HLAR. Two of them were isolated from coastal bathing waters and the other from wastewater. This suggests that water could contribute to spread of HLAR enterococci and it should be a matter of concern for public health authorities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/49437
ISSN: 1438-4639
DOI: 10.1078/1438-4639-00043
Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health[ISSN 1438-4639],v. 203, p. 363-368
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