Biocides and VRE

Different bacteria cause hospital-acquired infections but in recent years, the vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been a rapidly growing problem in Denmark. In

In this project funded by the Ministry for Environment and Food of Denmark we will examine if the VRE strains that are causing problems in the Danish hospitals have reduced susceptibility biocides and if so which options there are for eradication.

The project is a collaboration between University of Copenhagen, Statens Serum Institut and Hvidovre Hospital.