How Enterococcus faecalis bacteria causes antibiotic resistant infection

Posted by on April 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Categories: health

A new study describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. This study examined one of the first sustained hospital outbreaks of a multidrug-resistant bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis, which occurred from the early through the mid-1980s, causing over 60 outbreak strains.

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