You can get an infection while getting medical care. These infections are called healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs. You can get a healthcare associated infection of the blood, urinary tract, lungs, skin, and surgical sites.
Nebraska’s HAI Program works with public health partners to reduce HAIs by:
Candida auris (also called
C. auris) is a fungus that causes serious infections. No cases of
Canida auris had been confirmed in Nebraska. Facilities/laboratories suspecting C. auris should contact the state health department immediately. The State HAI team will help facilitate isolate submission to the Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN) in Minnesota for confirmation.
Other emerging organisms include CRE (Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae), CRPA (Carbapenem Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and CRAB (Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter baumanii). Please see the page on antimicrobial resistance.