What kind of bacteria? VRE, or vancomycin resistant enterococci are
isolated in many laboratories nowadays, unfortunately. Don't know about
the "eating" comment; sounds rather unmicrobiological to me. What do
others in the NG say? I am also cross-posting to sci.med.laboratory, as
these folks work in hospital labs routinely.
Judy Dilworth, M.T.(ASCP)
> I know someone who works at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas who says
> they have bacteria that are not only resistant to vancomycin, but
> actually eat and grow off the stuff. Is this common?