Health & Environmental

Understanding CRE, the ‘nightmare’ superbug that contributed to 2 deaths in Los Angeles

“The term ‘nightmare bacteria’ does not bode well for anyone who may get infected.

That’s what CDC epidemiologists call carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which kill up to half the patients who contract them.

The family of superbugs made headlines two years ago when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned it was spreading.”

Source: Understanding CRE, the ‘nightmare’ superbug that contributed to 2 deaths in Los Angeles – CNN.com

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