TABLE 1.

Origins and characteristics of E. faecium isolates

OriginNo. of isolates
TotalVSEFbVREFFroma:
vanAvanBcNLAusUKUSAF
Healthy humans1771001700
Hospitalized humansd501426102119343
Calves18513018
Pigs936081
Poultry24121201761
Cats or Dogs50505
Total1234172108625543
  • a NL, The Netherlands; Aus, Australia; UK, United Kingdom; USA, United States; F, France.

  • b Except for nine isolates from hospitalized humans and six isolates from poultry in Australia, all VSEF isolates were from The Netherlands.

  • c One vanB-carrying isolate was from a hospitalized patient in the United States; the remainder were from Australia.

  • d Isolates from hospitalized humans included 10 outbreak-associated (epidemic) isolates, 29 isolates from clinical sites without a known linkage to outbreaks, and 11 fecal isolates from hospital screenings.