Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 19th, 2004
According to recent research published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, "In 2001 two outbreak episodes (January-March and June-July) caused by vancomycin-resistant E. faecium (VRE) of the VanA-type were observed at a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a university hospital in south-west Germany.
"To identify the initial source and the route of transmission environmental samples were examined as well as stool samples from patients and the staff."
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