Antibiotic Resistance (cont.)
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Drug-resistant microbes of concern today
Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, increasingly seen not only in hospitals and healthcare settings (hospital acquired or HA-MRSA) but also in the wider community, especially among people in close contact such as athletes (community associated or CA-MRSA).
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) bacteria are resistant to vancomycin, an antibiotic regarded as a drug of last resort.
Microbes increasingly resistant to drugs
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Antimicrobial (Drug) Resistance.
Last Editorial Review: 2/28/2012