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Each Day a Patient Is in the Hospital Raises the Risk of a Drug-Resistant Infection

When it comes to drug-resistant “superbugs,” there’s some good news — and some not-so-good news. On the positive side, scientists have created a new test that can quickly and cost-effectively detect the superbug carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). But other new research shows that each day a patient is in the hospital, their risk of getting a multidrug-resistant infection goes up.