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CDC reports first case of vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:783
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that in summer 2002, a 40 year old Michigan woman became the first person worldwide known to have been infected with a strain of Staphylococcus aureus that was resistant to the antibacterial vancomycin.

    The Michigan woman developed foot ulcers and other skin infections after becoming infected with the bacterium following an amputation. She …

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