ABCs Isolates and Data

ABCs Isolate Bank

The Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) Isolate Bank is an extensive collection of isolates for ABCs pathogens. The Isolate Bank is a joint project of CDC’s Division of Bacterial Diseases, the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, and the CDC Biorepository.

Learn more about the ABCs Isolate Bank.

Bact Facts Interactive Dashboard

Bact Facts Interactive allows you to analyze and visualize data from ABCs. These pathogens include group A Streptococcus, group B Streptococcus, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Annual data are available for:

  • Case and death counts
  • Case and death rates
  • Clinical syndromes
  • emm types, serotypes, or serogroups
  • Antibiotic resistance

Available datasets for download

ABCs publishes annual aggregate datasets with bacterium-specific case counts and rates by key demographic and laboratory characteristics.

Isolate and additional data requests

ABCs isolates and additional data are available upon request.

Isolates may be available by

  • Certain years
  • Demographic and clinical data
  • Laboratory testing results