Enterococcus avium

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Enterococcus avium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Enterococcaceae
Genus: Enterococcus
Species: E. avium

Enterococcus avium, a species of Enterococcus,[1] is most commonly found in birds. Rarely, it is also a cause of infection in humans, and in such cases, may be vancomycin-reistant, and is referred to as VREA.[2] VREA cases in humans have been successfully treated with linezolid.[3]


  1. ^ Mohanty S, Dhawan B, Kapil A, Das BK, Pandey P, Gupta A (March 2005). "Brain abscess due to Enterococcus avium". Am. J. Med. Sci. 329 (3): 161–2. PMID 15767825. doi:10.1097/00000441-200503000-00011. 
  2. ^ Enterococcus avium at steadyhealth.com. Accessed July 18, 2010.
  3. ^ Lee, Prescott P. MD; Donald A. Ferguson, Jr.; John J. Laffan. Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus avium. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2004 12:4, pp. 239-244. Accessed July 17, 2010.

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