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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

In January 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modified its surveillance definition for CRE to the current definition:

  • resistant to imipenem, meropenem, doripenem, or ertapenem OR
  • documentation that the isolate possess a carbapenemase

For details, see the CDC website, www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cre/definition.html.

 

South Dakota CRE Workgroup

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