Nationally, there's a new buzz about a class of superbug, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, CRE, which is resistant to the strongest antibiotics. It has only been found in hospitals and
The buzz is new, but the bug has been around for a decade. Local health systems have taken measures to contain it for several years.
There is no specific screening for this particular bug, but if it shows up in
Contact precautions include patient isolation, wearing gowns and masks, dedicated equipment in the patient room, notification of other departments and hand washing — particularly hand washing.