Welcome to the CREATE Website
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) are among one of the greatest threats to animal and human health given that they are often impossible to treat with antibiotics. They can spread silently throughout veterinary hospitals while setting up environmental reservoirs and spread to animals and possibly people. The CREATE website aims to be a resource to veterinarians, veterinary hospital administrators and veterinary laboratory to help prepare for, respond to and appropriately detect CRE.
About the CREATE Project
The CREATE Project was founded by Dr. Stephen Cole and Dr. Shelley Rankin at the University of Pennsylvania to disseminate the “lesson’s learned” following an outbreak of NDM-5 Escherichia coli at the Small Animal Teaching Hospital. The founders encourage active discussion and collaboration with regards to CRE outbreaks and cases in veterinary medicine settings. Please contact them if you have any questions or comments. Development of the resources of the CREATE website has been sponsored by capacity grant funding (U18-FDA00006984) from the Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN).