Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs)

Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) is an active laboratory- and population-based surveillance system for invasive bacterial pathogens of public health importance. ABCs provides an infrastructure for further public health research, which may include special studies to identify disease risk factors, evaluate vaccine efficacy, and monitor the effectiveness of prevention policies.

Surveillance Reports

Find yearly information for each ABCs pathogen, including demographics, number of cases, and deaths

Data Collection and Forms
Data collection

Download ABCs case report form, neonatal sepsis surveillance, and neonatal infection expanded tracking forms…

Bact Facts Interactive
magnifying glass with bacteria symbol

Analyze and visualize ABCs data by creating custom graphs and tables for each bacterium…

Surveillance Areas
ABCs Surveillance Report Map

Learn about the populations under surveillance for each pathogen and area…