Study Detail

TitleIncreasing tolerance of hospital Enterococcus faecium to hand wash alcohols
Study TypeOther
Abstract We have observed increasing tolerance to alcohols among strains of the hospital pathogen Enterococcus faecium. This changing phenotype coincided with the introduction of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR), raising the possibility that ABHR might be driving the emergence of highly persistent Enterococcus .. [more]
Description We have observed increasing tolerance to alcohols among strains of the hospital pathogen Enterococcus faecium. This changing phenotype coincided with the introduction of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR), raising the possibility that ABHR might be driving the emergence of highly persistent Enterococcus .. [more]
Center NameUNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE