Epidemiology of colonisation of patients and environment with vancomycin-resistant enterococci

@article{Bonten1996EpidemiologyOC,
  title={Epidemiology of colonisation of patients and environment with vancomycin-resistant enterococci},
  author={Marc J. M. Bonten and Mary K Hayden and Catherine Nathan and Jean van Voorhis and Robert A. Weinstein},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1996},
  volume={348},
  pages={1615-1619}
}
BACKGROUND Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have emerged as nosocomial pathogens during the past 5 years, but little is known about the epidemiology of VRE. We investigated colonisation of patients and environmental contamination with VRE in an endemic setting to assess the importance of different sources of colonisation. METHODS Between April 12, and May 29, 1995, cultures from body sites (rectum, groin, arm, oropharynx, trachea, and stomach) and from environmental surfaces (bedrails… CONTINUE READING
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