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Sharing information key to fighting deadly infection outbreaks
Orange County Register

Hospitals and nursing homes tend to work independently to prevent outbreaks of deadly superbugs, rarely communicating with each other when transferring patients who might be carrying the antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But if they worked together, they could significantly limit the number of people who get sick. They could, for example, keep nearly 20,000 people in Orange County from falling ill over a 15-year period from a bacteria known commonly as CRE, a team of UC Irvine researchers working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.