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The use of disposable gowns and gloves in all intensive care unit patient rooms could reduce the spread of MRSA by roughly 40 percent.
Administration of antibiotics may have caused successive outbreaks of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in a Greek neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Dutch researchers apply targeted sequencing for infection control and surveillance of drug-resistant 'superbugs'. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...
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