The Weissman Lab and collaborators created CaseFinder.org, which tracks Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections in the continental United States.
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
, a website that is designed to provide real-time information about outbreaks across the U.S. 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.