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Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales (CRE)

Enterobacterales are a large family of different types of bacteria that commonly cause infections in healthcare settings. Examples include Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) are a type of Enterobacterales that are resistant to a group of antibiotics called carbapenems.

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Health Departments conducting these investigations are encouraged to consult with CDC by contacting the healthcare outbreak duty officer at haioutbreak@cdc.gov.


Note: A taxonomy change was adopted in 2020 to use “Enterobacterales” as the name of a new scientific order. For more information, see the CDC website.

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CORHA Principles and Practices for Outbreak Response

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The CORHA Principles and Practices for Outbreak Response: HAI/AR Pathogens is intended as a comprehensive reference containing information specific to HAI/AR outbreak detection, reporting, investigation and control. The document...… Read More »

CORHA Proposed Investigation/Reporting Thresholds and Outbreak Definition for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

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The thresholds and outbreak definition presented below are based on available scientific resources and expert opinion and intended only as guidance; states and localities may have their own outbreak...… Read More »
Disclaimer: The positions and views expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent the official positions of CORHA’s member organizations.