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Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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April 6, 2018
  • New nationwide laboratory testing in 2017 uncovered more than 220 instances of germs with “unusual” antibiotic resistance genes, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • Increased detection and early, aggressive response at the first sign of unusual resistance could prevent an estimated 1,600 cases of carbapenam-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in one state over three years.
  • Health departments can work with healthcare facilities and laboratories to implement an aggressive containment strategy and be ready to respond rapidly when unusual resistance strikes.

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Page last reviewed: April 6, 2018