Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 2nd, 1998
The Ohio Department of Health made infection by the bacterium Enterococcus sp. a reportable disease in April 1996 to try to control outbreaks. Between October 1996 and May 1997, hospitals statewide reported 780 cases.
Enterococcus is resistant to the drug vancomycin - medicine's last defense in treating many infections, The Columbus Dispatch reported January 18, 1998.
"This bacterium is progressing along a road you would rather not travel," said Dr....
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