Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bacteria Which Causes a Contagious Infection in Urine

Vancomycin resistant enterococcus can cause a contagious infection in urine. Vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) can cause infections in different parts of the body. Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is used to kill enterococcus but at times, this bacteria becomes resistant and the drug is not effective in killing it.

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus

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VRE is very contagious and an infection can easily be transmitted from one person to another, even inside a hospital. VRE can cause serious infections in the blood, brain, skin, urinary tract and other parts of the body.

Some people can carry VRE but it doesn't cause them to get sick. However, people who carry Vancomycin resistant enterococcus can give the bacteria to other people who become sick as a result.

Is a Bladder Infection the Same as a Contagious Infection in Urine?
A regular bladder infection is not the same as a contagious infection in urine. Regular bladder infections are not contagious. Bladder infections are one of the most common types of urinary tract infections. Bladder infections cannot be transmitted through sex or via any other means.

Bladder infections are caused by bacteria. In most cases, the bacteria that causes bladder infections is E. Coli. There are several kinds of E. Coli. Some can cause bloody diarrhea. E. Coli can enter the urethra and make its way up to the bladder via that means. Serious bladder infections, if left untreated, can result in another type of urinary tract infection which involves the kidneys.

Both children and adults can develop a bladder infection. However children usually show symptoms of this type of infection and other infections caused by E. Coli much more quickly than adults do.

How do People Get VRE from Other Persons?
VRE can survive in the blood , feces, saliva and urine of infected persons. In other words, it can be found in all the bodily fluids of persons who are infected. It can live on any surface for a long time. For example, if a person does not wash their hands after using the bathroom and they touch a door handle or another surface, they can leave the bacteria there and someone else can touch it and get sick from VRE as a result.

I have also published this article on FullofKnowledge.com.

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