Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium

% Resistant in 2018more info

67.8% Resistant

Number of Resistant Isolates of the Total Number of Isolates Tested In 2018more info

2,559 Resistant/ 3,775 Tested

% Resistant by Patient Age in 2018more info

Pediatric: 36.0% Resistant
Adult: 68.7% Resistant

Pathogen Profile

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium

Enterococci cause a range of illnesses, mostly among patients receiving healthcare, including bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and urinary tract infections. E. faecium can be resistant to many antibiotics, including vancomycin. Such resistance makes treatment of these infections very difficult.

Years Included

2011-2018

Current Threat Report

Threat Level
Serious
Estimated Cases
54,500
Estimated Deaths
5,400
Healthcare Costs (USD)
$539 M

Source: Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019

Footnotes

  • HAIs include Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI), Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), and Surgical Site Infections (SSI).
  • CI (Confidence Interval) - The national, regional, and state-level data included in Antibiotic Resistance information are displayed with 95% confidence intervals around the percent resistance, which were calculated using a mid-P exact test and are an indication of precision.
  • Map legends are classified using the Jenks Natural Breaks method.