In August 2011, 2 patients infected with vancomycin-resistant ”Enterococcus faecium” (VRE) were identified in a respiratory care unit (RCU). Two new VRE-infected patients were identified in the general ward immediately after their transfer from the RCU in the following week. We investigated the outbreak in the RCU. We obtained 39 strains of VRE from the patients, their contacts, and the environment, which were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). The PFGE results revealed 6 types of VRE. PFGE type-C spread was noted between patients. PFGE type-B and type-C spread was noted in the patients' environment. After intervention with infection control measures, no VRE-infected patients were identified in the next 3 months.
|Translated title of the contribution||Molecular Investigation of a Cluster of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcal Infections and its Correlation with Environmental Contamination|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|