According to the CDC, more than 9,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are caused by CRE each year. CRE are a family of germs that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics. The term Carbapenem, describes a type of antibiotics that are frequently used to treat severe infections and are often considered the antibiotics of last resort.
“Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli (E. coli) are examples of Enterobacteriaceae, a normal part of the human intestinal bacteria that can become carbapenem-resistant,”
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