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Antibiotic-resistant enterococci are a serious problem for patients in the hospital, but little is known about how these bacteria are able to escape antibiotics.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an original article coauthored by John M. Boyce, MD; Nancy L. Havill, MT; and Brent A.
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Decon ProGreen, LLC has developed a protocol called: â€œbio hazards & bed bugsâ€ that kills MRSA, bed bugs, and their eggs using non toxic biodegradable solutions.This protocol is now available for licensed pest control applicators. (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 Even though there is no proven correlation between bed bugs and MRSA, an alarming amount of people bitten by bed bugs end up in the hospital with severe infections, MRSA being one of them.
Despite the fact that bedbugs are generally not viewed as a major public health threat, drug-resistant staph bacteria has been found in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a subjugated neighborhood in Vancouver by a team of Canadian scientists.
The current tactics hospitals are using to fight the spread of resistant bacteria in ICUs may not be working.
Expanded use of active surveillance for bacteria and of barrier precautionsâ€”specifically, gloves and gownsâ€”did not reduce the transmission of two important antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital-based settings, according to a prospective, randomized clinical trial conducted in 18 intensive care units in the United States.
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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