Vancomycin Resistant S. aureus

Shirley McDonald mcdonald at ic.path.queensu.ca
Wed Apr 17 09:52:28 EST 1996


jcherwon at dres.dnd.ca (John Cherwonogrodzky) wrote:
>Dear Colleagues:
>     The CBC "National" did a documentary on antibiotic resistant bacteria, 
>and focused on vancomycin resistant S. aureus which is just beginning to 
>appear in hospitals (I may have my facts wrong, but I believe that they said 
>one hospital had 9% of the cultures as vancomycin resistant.



The problem in Toronto is with vancomycin resistant enterococcus 
(Enterococcus faecalis), not with S.aureus.  There are no documented 
cases of vancomycin resistant S.aureus in humans at the present time 
(thank goodness!).






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