The Allegheny County Health Department recently released guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). These guidelines are a summary of the 2012 CRE Toolkit published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entitled “Guidance of Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).” Much of this material is taken directly from the CDC Toolkit. This summary is intended as an easy-to-use guide for hospitals and long-term care facilities before and after identification of CRE. For more information, call the Allegheny County Health Department at (412) 687-2243.

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