Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 28th, 2005
According to published research from Italy, "Recent data indicated that the rate of vancomycin resistance in bloodstream-infecting enterococcal isolates in Italy is one of the highest in Europe.
"The aims of this study were to characterize bloodstream-infecting vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) obtained from various Italian hospitals and to establish whether the isolates were clonally related."
"During the years 2001 to 2003, a total of 39 VRE isolates were obtained from 19 hospital laboratories in various areas of...
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