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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

versión On-line ISSN 1561-3003

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DIAZ PEREZ, Marilyn; RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ, Claudio  y  ZHURBENKO, Raisa. Fundamental features on he Enterococcus genus as a very important pathogen at present time. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2010, vol.48, n.2, pp.147-161. ISSN 1561-3003.

In the last years Enterococcus genus has gained in relevance due to its high incidence in nosocomials illnesses and resistance acquisition to many antimicrobials agents. These microorganisms are considered indicators of the food inocuit due to their wide distribution, their presence in products and their ability to survive different processes and their high resistance to adverse conditions. Simillary, they are considered as indicators microorganisms of fecal contamination of water, being considered as the most efficient parameter to evaluate the quality of recreational seewater. Although in Cuba exist some reports about the isolations of these microorganisms in the clinic, the diagnosis is still insufficient. Also is poor or null the search of these microorganisms in waters and foods, therefore it is indispensable to carry out a review on this matter. The objective of this first revision consists on approaching the more fundamental aspects related with Enterococcus genus.

Palabras clave : Enterococcus; bacteria; microorganisms; nosocomial infection; indicative microorganisms.

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