Fourteen vanA-containing entero-coccal isolates were detected in seven of 52 fecal samples (13.5%) from free-ranging red foxes in Portugal. Nine of the vanA-containing isolates were Enterococcus faecium and five were E. durans. Both sequence types, ST262 and ST273, were identified among E. faecium isolates.
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Vol. 47 • No. 3