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First Outbreak of Colonization and Infection With Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Singapore

  • Maciej Piotr Chlebicki (a1), Moi Lin Ling (a2), Tse Hsien Koh (a2), Li Yang Hsu (a1), Ban Hock Tan (a1), Kue Bien How (a3), Li-Hwei Sng (a2), Grace Chee Yeng Wang (a2), Asok Kurup (a1), Mei Ling Kang (a1) and Jenny Guek Hong Low (a2)...

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We report the first outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization and infection among inpatients in the hematology ward of an acute tertiary care public hospital in Singapore. Two cases of bacteremia and 4 cases of gastrointestinal carriage were uncovered before implementation of strict infection control measures resulted in control of the outbreak.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore169608, (pchlebicki@hotmail.com)

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First Outbreak of Colonization and Infection With Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Singapore

  • Maciej Piotr Chlebicki (a1), Moi Lin Ling (a2), Tse Hsien Koh (a2), Li Yang Hsu (a1), Ban Hock Tan (a1), Kue Bien How (a3), Li-Hwei Sng (a2), Grace Chee Yeng Wang (a2), Asok Kurup (a1), Mei Ling Kang (a1) and Jenny Guek Hong Low (a2)...

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