Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium in a neonatal intensive care unit

Mark Edmund Rupp, N. Marion, Paul D Fey, David Lloyd Bolam, Peter Charles Iwen, C. M. Overfelt, L. Chapman

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Abstract

An outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium involving 28 infants in a neonatal intensive care unit was observed. Successful control of the outbreak was achieved following use of patient and staff cohorting, contact isolation precautions, patient and environmental surveillance cultures, environmental decontamination, molecular typing, introduction of an alcohol-based hand disinfectant, and decreased use of vancomycin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Enterococcus faecium
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Disease Outbreaks
Hand Sanitizers
Patient Isolation
Molecular Typing
Decontamination
Environmental Monitoring
Vancomycin
Alcohols
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Outbreak of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium in a neonatal intensive care unit. / Rupp, Mark Edmund; Marion, N.; Fey, Paul D; Bolam, David Lloyd; Iwen, Peter Charles; Overfelt, C. M.; Chapman, L.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 22, No. 5, 01.01.2001, p. 301-303.

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