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Researchers Identify a Bacterial Species That Could Protect against Hospital-Acquired Infections

August 21, 2019

Written by Julie Grisham

Photo credit Memorial Sloan Kettering Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus sickens about 20,000 people in the United States every year and kills up to 10% of them. Image by Science Source

Hospital-acquired infections are a major threat, especially for people whose immune systems may be compromised because of cancer treatment. In recent years, researchers have been studying fecal microbiota transplants as a way to treat this serious complication. These transplants involve collecting stool from a healthy donor and delivering it into the intestine of the patient. The beneficial microorganisms from the transplant restore the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut. Read more.

Published August 21, 2019 by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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