E. coli. (Image: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation) The warning regards carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family of germs, the CDC explains, that "have become resistant to all or nearly all the antibiotics we have today." | Common Dreams
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