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Antibiotic-resistant Infections

Infectious diseases can be found everywhere, and NCEZID is engaged in preventing, tracking, detecting, and responding to outbreaks of infectious disease throughout the United States and the world. The links below reference stories and updates about our work from 2011 to the present to protect people from the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections like MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and CRE (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae).

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Bookmarked Stories

CDC microbiologist Johannetsy Avillan holding up an opened Petri dish culture plate with a distinctive clover-leaf shaped growth pattern which identifies bacteria that are resistant to carbapenems, which are considered “last resort” antibiotics.
Overview of NCEZID’s work on antimicrobial resistance
Stories that spotlight antibiotic resistance