Multi Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) are:
- Common bacteria that resist treatment with more than one antibiotic
- Highly resistant bacteria including but not limited to, Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), and multi drug resistant gram negative bacteria including E.coli
The gut of every normal, healthy human contains bacteria called Enterobacteriaceae. While they are in the gut, they cause no harm and help us digest our food. This is called colonisation. However, if these bacteria get into the wrong place, such as the bladder or bloodstream, they can cause infection.