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 Rounds: A review of recent data on Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) rates in Ontario and highlights from the updated Provincial Infectious Disease Committee recommendation on VRE control

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Updated 15 March 2019