Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE)

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a type of bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract that develop resistance to many antibiotics, especially vancomycin. It is spread from person-to-person or from contaminated surfaces and can cause severe infections. VRE is typically acquired in health care or hospital settings. Proper infection and prevention and control can help to prevent transmission. This page contains clinical resources and research findings related to VRE.



PHO Grand Rounds: Swipe right: Using the internet for public health interventions for sexually transmitted infections

This will be complemented by a presentation from Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, describing their experience implementing internet-based STI contact management strategies, including STI contact follow-up using social networking sites and health promotion. 

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Updated 20 Jan 2020