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Better use of antibiotics will help reduce spread of drug-resistant 'superbugs,' state health of...

Mar 29, 2011 12:14:51 AM- latimes.com
Dr. Kavita Trivedi, medical epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative, answers questions after an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Southern California health facilities.

After reports that a dangerous drug-resistant bacterium, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae , or CRKP, had spread to at least 356 patients in Southern California last year, Times staff writer Molly Hennessy-Fiske spoke with Dr. Kavita Trivedi, medical epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Initiative, about what can be done to reduce the spread of such drug-resistant "superbugs."


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