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Gram-positive Enterococcus sp. bacteria

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This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicted large numbers of Gram-positive Enterococcus sp. bacteria.
“Enterococci, leading causes of nosocomial bacteremia, surgical wound infection, and urinary tract infection, are becoming resistant to many and sometimes all standard therapies. New rapid surveillance methods are highlighting the importance of examining enterococcal isolates at the species level.” Photo Credit: CDC - Janice Haney Carr
 
 

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  1. Examining enterococcal isolates at the species level using new rapid surveillance methods is commendable. However,their resistance to many and sometimes all standard therapies is of serious concern. Therefore,serious effort should be made by researchers to tackle this issue of enterococcal resistance globally. This becomes imperative so as to reduce or totally eradicate all infections associated with Enterococcus sp bacteria.

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