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‘Superbug’ a growing problem in Winnipeg

Winnipeg hospitals saw a record number of cases of a “superbug” this year.

Winnipeg health officials recorded 169 cases of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in 2003 compared to 17 cases in 2002 and five the year before.

Currently, 22 people are in isolation at Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks hospital due to the bacteria.

Read the original article at: CBC News

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