jcherwon at dres.dnd.ca (John Cherwonogrodzky) wrote:
> 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