We cultured enterococci from urinary tract infections in Iranian hospitals. Seven different Enterococcus species (E. raffinosus, E. durans, E. hirae, E. avium, E. mundtii, E. faecium and E. faecalis) were found. Seven strains were vancomycin resistant, leading to an overall vancomycin resistance rate of 3.9%. The enterococcal infection rate was high and vancomycin-resistant enterococci incidence low. We report the first vanA-positive E. mundtii urinary tract infections.
Sharifi-Rad, M., Shadanpour, S., van Belkum, A., Soltani, A., & Sharifi-Rad, J. (2016). First case of vanA-positive Enterococcus mundtii in human urinary tract infection in Iran. New Microbes and New Infections, 11, 68–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2016.02.005