Managing vancomycin-resistant enterococci. A winning team approach.
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Antibiotics have been the treatment of choice for a broad range of bacterial infections for decades. In recent years, however, concern has been growing over the increasing incidence of infections that are resistant to known antibiotics. A 1995 outbreak of ampicillin- and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) at the 3Y site of the McMaster University Medical Centre brought this concern home to us and resulted in the development of outbreak-management guidelines for VRE.
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