Problem pathogens

January 1, 2004
Alison Palkhivala
Alison Palkhivala

Montreal - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, once believed to be a problem of hospitals only, have hit the community. Now, more than ever, clinicians must adopt basic infection-control practices, both in hospital and in their clinics, to prevent further spread of these problem pathogens.