CRE superbug that killed two in LA kills another in North Carolina

February 24, 2015 12:43 AM

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The carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE was much in the news last week after contributing to the death of two patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center following some scope contamination, the terrible bacteria has surfaced again in North Carolina by killing another patient.

According to Kevin McCarthy, spokesman of the Carolinas HealthCare System, 18 people have been infected with CRE superbug this year, and 15 of them are already on admission at the hospital in Charlotte – three of the 15 got the infection at the hospital but one had died.

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