University of Cambridge: Drug-Resistant Hospital Bacteria Persist Even After Deep Cleaning, Genomic Study Reveals
(TNSJou) -- The University of Cambridge issued the following news release on Oct. 26:
Scientists have used genome sequencing to reveal the extent to which a drug-resistant gastrointestinal bacterium can spread within a hospital, highlighting the challenge hospitals face in controlling infections.
Enterococcus faecium is a bacterium commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract, where it usually resides without causing the host problems. However, in immunocompromised patients, it can l...