Enterobacteriaceae is commonly found as part of the normal flora in the human gut, and when leaving the neighborhood, Enterobacteriaceae can cause serious infections. Healthy people are usually not at increased risk of acquiring infection CRE. But patients are undergoing treatment in the hospital, especially the use of medical devices such as catheters or those with weakened immune systems, have a higher risk of infection, as reported from FoxNews.
Research shows that people with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE bloodstream infections have a mortality rate of 50 percent. CRE is not easily treated with antibiotics or just typical because high doses of antibiotics needed for treatment. CRE has a remarkable ability to spread not only themselves, but also the ability of resistance to antibiotics.
However, the CRE can be prevented by awareness of the nurses and patients at the hospital to wish the individual and environmental hygiene. For example, routine hand hygiene, medical devices, and taking drugs recommended to completion for the patient.