Nightmare Bacteria: A Fundamental Threat to Public Health and Healthcare

Nightmare Bacteria
Type: Clinical/Pathogen Alert
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A fundamental threat to public health and healthcare: “Nightmare bacteria” refer to pathogens with the power to resist most antibiotics. Some of the most notable bacteria that fall under this group are Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA).

This clinical alert provides an overview of the organisms and infection prevention measures for mitigating risk of exposure.

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