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ABSTRACT: This report describes an outbreak involving vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization in 2 separate intensive care units (ICUs). Outbreak investigation including pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that transfer of a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonized patient between ICUs contributed to the outbreaks that occurred simultaneously in 2 separate ICUs.
American journal of infection control 09/2011; 40(6):565-7. · 3.01 Impact Factor