Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus

(van-koh-my-sin ree-sist-ant en-ter-oh-cock-us)
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus
About This nanobug

Nickname: VRE


Morphology: Gram-positive cocci occurring in short chains.


Habitat: Lives in soil, water, plants, and animals; normal flora in the intestines of humans.


Disease or illness: Urinary tract infections, also causes wound infections, abscesses and infections of the lining of the heart.


Who is at risk: The elderly with a serious disease, hospitalized patients taking antibiotics, and persons with a weakened immune system.


Avoidance techniques: Hand washing and good personal hygiene especially after using the toilet.


“I’ll come down on you hard if you let down your guard.”