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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Enterococcaceae — the enterococcus bacteria.


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  • Another study conducted by the CDC indicated that chicken sold in supermarkets is often tainted with potentially fatal bacteria called Enterococcus faecium.

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  • Go deeper and you'll find out that the government already knew our meat was crawling with antibiotic-resistant Salmonella, Campylobacter, Enterococcus and E. coli.

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  • Two bugs had VRE, or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus Faecium, a less dangerous form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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  • Take, for example, a new drug, or a conservation program for an existing drug, that treats or reduces vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and leads to fewer intensive care unit admissions for patients with this infection.

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  • Even worse, they indicated a second, equally serious drug-resistant bug: vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, known as VRE.


  • VRE, see vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium


  • Other bacteria have also started to develop such resistance -- including Enterococcus (found in the colon) -- which can make them especially lethal.

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  • But there are a lot of organisms, like E. coli and Enterococcus species, to throw out a couple of examples, which can play either role.

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  • Twenty-six percent of curtains tested positive for the potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria known as MRSA, and 44 percent tested positive for a form of Enterococcus bacteria - some of which were antibiotic resistant.

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  • (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE).

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