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Tracking Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria

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Casefinder.org

The Weissman lab and collaborators created CaseFinder.org, which tracks Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections in the continental U.S.

Outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pose significant public health threats, but there is currently no surveillance network that alerts public health officials when outbreaks occur or provides easily-accessible information about the strains involved.

To fill this gap, the Weissman lab and its collaborators created CaseFinder.org, a website that is designed to provide real-time information about outbreaks across the United States and, potentially, around the world. The goal is to give public health officials a powerful new resource that helps identify new outbreaks and develop strategies for containing them.

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