OWEN SOUND, ON, Canada — An outbreak of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci
(VRE) that sickened six patients at a hospital last week is under control and the patients have stopped showing signs of the infection, according to a Canadian Press
story hosted by Google.com.
The Owen Sound Regional Hospital
was deemed safe and the "all-clear" was given after cleaning crews disinfected surfaces the bacteria live on like bed rails, telephones and doorknobs, the story stated.
Over the weekend, and as a precaution, strict visitation limits were put in place to curb the spread of the bacteria, the story noted.
VRE bacteria live in the human bowels and are resistant to Vancomycin, a strong antibiotic used in treatment, the story added.