APIC Compiles CRE Reporting Information

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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology has released a compilation of reporting requirements for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, a family of microbes that are difficult to treat with conventional antibiotics.

The report also contains links to resources from the Centers for Disease Control on CRE prevention and incidence nationwide.

So far 11 states have statewide protocols for reporting CRE. Those states are Colorado, Illinois, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Infection tracking is one of four key steps recommended by the CDC for reducing the incidence of antibiotic resistance in a recent report on the subject.

For more information on individual state reporting requirements, visit the report at APIC's website.

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