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Control of Meropenum-resistant Enterobacterace by Optimizing Infection Prevention and Control Practices

      Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, (CRE) was first identified in 2001, and has been found in 4.6% of all hospitals in the United States. CRE is very difficult to treat and is a threat in all hospitals if aggressive prevention measures are not rapidly instituted to protect staff, patients and visitors A proactive program emphasizing the areas of education, surveillance, isolation and prevention is the key to combat the spread of this infection in acute care facilities.
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