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‘Superbug’ origins: Key to stop hospital-acquired infections

October 9, 2015
Deadly, drug-resistant germs are on the loose, infecting more than 2 million Americans every year.

Combating deadly antibiotic-resistant infections: CDC says teamwork is key

August 11, 2015

Superbugs - germs that have evolved to become resistant to antibiotics and other medical treatments - are on the loose, infecting more than 2 million people in the U.S. every year.

Beware the CRE “superbug”

March 6, 2015

The CRE "superbug" has successfully reached hospitals from coast to coast here in the U.S. Treatment is difficult for this family of germs, so it's important to know what to look out for and how to avoid it in any health care facility.

Fast Facts: CRE “superbug” cases soar in U.S. hospitals, what you should know

July 30, 2014

Cases of the deadly “superbug” known as CRE increased five-fold in community hospitals from 2008 to 2012 in the Southeastern U.S. We sat down with infectious disease specialist Cristie Columbus, M.D., vice dean at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, to discuss what hospitals can do to take action against further spread.