December 20, 2013 (updated December 23, 2015) — A Chicago newspaper reported on December 27, 2013, that a hospital in Park Ridge (IL) had identified an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or “CRE” for short. According to The Daily Herald, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital had linked this outbreak of CRE to reusable medical instrumentation routinely used in…

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