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University of Cambridge: Drug-Resistant Hospital Bacteria Persist Even After Deep Cleaning, Genomic Study Reveals

Oct 27, 2020 - Targeted News Service

(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...