The state Division of Public Health reported a confirmed case of Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or VRSA, in New Castle County Thursday.
DPH says the 67-year old patient had extensive underlying conditions and is currently being treated on an outpatient basis. The patient is expected recover.
VRSA is extremely rare, and no human-to-human transmission has ever been documented in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which confirmed the VRSA case, say it is only the 14th recorded case of the infection in the country.