The CDC (Center for Disease Control) released a warning and method of operation last week to all health care facilities regarding antibiotic resistant germs that are almost impossible to kill.
The release outlined a rise in CRE (Carbapenem-resistant Enterobactericeae) germs in the past decade from 1% to 4% with 42 of the 50 states now having reported a case. Long-term care facilities were worse with 18% reporting a case of CRE as opposed to 4% in short-stay facilities.
The following infographic comes from the CDC CRE website:
Read more to find out what healthcare facilities need to do to curb and contain this growth.