VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus)

Enterococci are bacteria that are normally present in the human intestines and in the female genital tract and are often found in the environment. These bacteria can sometimes cause infections. Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is often used to treat infections caused by enterococci. In some cases, enterococci have become resistant to vancomycin and are called vancomycin-resistant enterococci or VRE. Most VRE infections occur in people in hospitals.

For more information, go to http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_vre.html

Download the brochure: on Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

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