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Thirty-Day Laboratory-Based Surveillance for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area

Edwin C. Pereira MD, Kristin M. Shaw MPH CIC, Paula M. Snippes Vagnone MT(ASCP), Jane E. Harper BSN MS CIC, Alexander J. Kallen MD MPH, Brandi M. Limbago PhD and Ruth Lynfield MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 35, No. 4, Special Topic Issue: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (April 2014), pp. 423-425
DOI: 10.1086/675602
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/675602
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Thirty-Day Laboratory-Based Surveillance for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area
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Abstract

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a growing problem in the United States. We explored the feasibility of active laboratory-based surveillance of CRE in a metropolitan area not previously considered to be an area of CRE endemicity. We provide a framework to address CRE surveillance and to monitor changes in the incidence of CRE infection over time.

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