Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci: Epidemiology, Infection Prevention, and Control

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Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2021 Dec;35(4):953-968. doi: 10.1016/j.idc.2021.07.002.


Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is a pathogen of growing concern due to increasing development of antibiotic resistance, increasing length of hospitalizations and excess mortality. The utility of some infection control practices are debatable, as newer developments in infection prevention strategies continued to be discovered. This article summarizes the significance of VRE and VRE transmission, along with highlighting key changes in infection control practices within the past 5 years.

PMID:34752227 | DOI:10.1016/j.idc.2021.07.002

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