new carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) webpage contains news,
updates, and links to a variety of resources on these drug-resistant bacteria.
reported earlier this week in News Now, physical therapists and physical
therapist assistants play an important role in protecting patients from CRE.
CRE have high mortality rates, killing 1 in 2 patients who get bloodstream
infections from them. Additionally, CRE easily transfer their antibiotic resistance
to other bacteria. CRE are usually transmitted person-to-person, often on the
hands of health care workers. Currently, almost all CRE infections occur in
people receiving significant medical care. However, their ability to
spread and their resistance raises the concern that potentially untreatable
infections could appear in otherwise healthy people, including health care
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