CRE: The ‘nightmare bacteria’

Each month, the APIC Communications Committee updates the “Monthly alerts for consumers” page of with consumer-focused infection prevention information. This page provides consumers with useful tips and information on their role in stopping the transmission of infection.

This month, Irena Kenneley, PhD, APRN-BC, CIC has created a consumer backgrounder on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) recent VitalSigns Report, they stress that urgent action must be taken to stop the spread of this ‘nightmare bacteria.’ 

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