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  • n. Plural form of enterococcus.


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  • Clinicians also worry about vancomycin-resistant enterococci VRE, encouraged by the use of the antibiotic virginiamycin in livestock, Clostridium difficile, a serious intestinal bug developing resistance, and resistant Acinetobacter baumannii which has so afflicted US troops in Iraq it has been dubbed "Iraqibacter."

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  • There are certain acceptable levels of enterococci, the bacteria found in the poop of humans and warm-blooded animals, and when those levels are exceeded, that's when you see the "no swimming" warnings go up.

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  • According to the established criteria, seawater that exceeds 500 enterococci per 100 milliliters is considered of sanitary risk.

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  • Due to industrial contamination, sewage and unfavorable ocean currents, coastal seawater often contains high concentrations of unhealthy bacteria, known as enterococci.

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  • Among the most antibiotic resistant bacteria isolated from humans, enterococci can commonly cause diarrhea, skin, ear, wound, and urinary tract infections, among other illnesses.

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  • At Cubist, the thought at first was that daptomycin could be a topical antibiotic against MRSA skin infections, or an oral drug that would send its potent antibacterial action into the gut to combat resistant enterococci.


  • ICU patients in particular get many varieties of antibiotics, increasing the chances that their personal population of enterococci may become resistant to multiple drugs.


  • Antibiotic resistant enterococci and staphylococci isolated from flies collected near confined poultry feeding operations.


  • By the 1980s, enterococci were already resistant to several classes of drugs.13


  • Huycke M M, Sahm DF, Gilmore MS. Multiple-drug resistant enterococci: the nature of the problem and an agenda for the future.



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