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  • CRE Endemic in DC Healthcare Facilities Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) colonization is prevalent in 15 of the 16 healthcare facilities tested in Washington, DC.
  • Fluoroquinolones Less Effective Against Endophthalmitis Pathogen An in vitro case series suggests that coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS), the most common cause of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, is becoming less susceptible to fluoroquinolones, according to Florida-based researchers.
  • Flu Vaccine Efficacy Slips From Prior Estimate, CDC Says The agency's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also has recommended that the live attenuated influenza vaccine called FluMist not be used in the 2017-2018 season.


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