Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a neonatal intensive care unit.

  title={Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Mark E. Rupp and Nedra D Marion and Paul D Fey and David L Bolam and Peter Iwen and C M Overfelt and Leigh Chapman},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  volume={22 5},
An outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium involving 28 infants in a neonatal intensive care unit was observed. Successful control of the outbreak was achieved following use of patient and staff cohorting, contact isolation precautions, patient and environmental surveillance cultures, environmental decontamination, molecular typing, introduction of an alcohol-based hand disinfectant, and decreased use of vancomycin. 

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