Superbugs invade health care facilities

OSHA Healthcare Connection, December 4, 2012

Deadly, drug-resistant bacteria are showing up in hospitals and other health care facilities around the country — picking off the weakest patients — and there’s virtually nothing that can be done to stop these ‘superbugs,’ according to a USA Today report.

The bacteria, known as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are named for their ability to fight off carbapenem antibiotics — the last line of defense in the medical toolbox.



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