Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Enterobacteria is a group of bacteria often found in human and animal intestines. E. coliKlebsiella spp. and Enterobacter spp. are in this group. Enterobacteriaceae resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics (carbapenems) are called CRE (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea). CRE that produce carbapenemase (CP-CRE) can transmit resistance from one Enterobacteriaceae to another. When a lab finds a CRE, it must forward it to the state Public Health Lab. The lab determines if it is a CP-CRE.

You must report confirmed CP-CRE within 24 hours. Call [reporting.line] or send a fax using our form.

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Cause, illness and treatment.

Testing and Response for Clinical Laboratory Identification of CRE

Recommended actions by public health and/or facility infection control.