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Nursing Homes Organize Against ‘Superbug’

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In the wake of a CDC alarm about a drug-resistant bacteria called CRE, Florida nursing homes are gearing up to fight it. Since 2008, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports, health officials have investigated seven Florida outbreaks involving 285 people. CRE is believed responsible for a Broward outbreak responsible for 17 deaths. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.