Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Draws Attention to Need for Hygienic Practices

2024-03-28T21:04:58-04:00March 17th, 2016|Categories: eNews, Staying Healthy|Tags: , |

It is hard to remember a time when there were so many news stories about infectious disease.  First, the public was told to worry about a really bad flu this winter.  Then an outbreak of the measles, which many thought to have disappeared decades ago due to immunization.  And now the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of a new superbug: CRE (the scientific name for which is carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae).  This should not be a cause for alarm, but rather a call for vigilance by every patient to take charge of their own health. CRE is a family of bacteria [...]