Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA)
and Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA)

There have been several reports of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. Vancomycin is an antibiotic to which most S. aureus bacteria are susceptible and is used to treat many serious bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics.

To date, all vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) bacteria have been susceptible to other antibiotics.

see also>> Staphylococcus aureus

Updated Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 12:35PM