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CRE: CDC releases guidelines for leathal, drug-resistant bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling on all hospitals and long-term care facilities to take extra precautions when it comes to the lethal bacteria Carbapenem-resistant Enterobaceteriaceae (CRE). Reason: CRE is highly resistant to most antibiotics — even the big guns reserved as a last resort when all else fails.