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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

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 Healthcare Outbreak Response


The CORHA Principles and Practices for Healthcare Outbreak Response is a comprehensive reference developed with the aim of equipping public health, healthcare, and other stakeholders with information on a...… Read More »

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE): Recommendations for Healthcare Outbreak Response


This updated document outlines recommended practices for healthcare outbreak response for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE). Topics include outbreak detection and reporting, investigation and control, and a variety of helpful resources....… Read More »
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