Enterococcus

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Enterococcus is a genus of bacteria which lives in the human body, notably in the digestive and urinary tracts. It is generally a benign bacteria in people with normal health and without compromised immune systems. It has the characteristic of being very resistant to antibiotics and treatment of the bacteria can be problematic. There are more than seventeen identified species in the enterococci genus.(1) Only a very few are known to be of significant interest from a health and clinical treatment aspect.(2) Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is a particularly resistant strain, believed to have originated in Europe and the UK and...

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