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Tue., March 5, 2013, 1:35 p.m.

Another damn thing to worry about

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report today on another drug-resistent bacteria that is spreading in hospitals and kills half the people who get a bloodstream infection from it.

Drug-resistant germs called carbapenem-reistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are on the rise and have become more resistant to last-resort antibiotics during the past decade, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. These bacteria are causing more hospitalized patients to get infections that, in some cases, are impossible to treat. 




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