Combating the spread of carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae: A battle that infection prevention should not lose

P. Savard, T. M. Perl

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The emergence of carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae has raised global concern among the scientific, medical and public health communities. Both the CDC and the WHO consider carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) to constitute a significant threat that necessitates immediate action. In this article, we review the challenges faced by laboratory workers, infection prevention specialists and clinicians who are confronted with this emerging infection control issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)854-861
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Carbapenem-resistant
  • Carbapenemase
  • Infection prevention
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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