Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus reportedBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7110.697i (Published 20 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:697
- Debbie Josefson
- San Francisco
The United States Centers for Disease Control have reported the emergence of a strain of vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Two cases have been documented in the US so far, and they follow the appearance of the first known case of vancomycin resistant S aureus earlier this year in Japan. The resistant isolates occurred in patients receiving multiple courses of vancomycin and other antibiotics for illnesses such …