Tracking Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

CDC gathers data on antibiotic-resistant infections, causes of infections, and whether there are particular reasons (risk factors) that caused some people to get a resistant infection. With that information, experts develop specific strategies to prevent those infections and prevent the resistant bacteria from spreading.

The following tracking platforms are used to gather that data:

  • Emerging Infections Program (EIP)
    • Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs)
    • Healthcare-Associated Infections-Community Interface (HAIC)
    • Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)
  • National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
  • Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Program (GISP)
  • National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (NTSS)

Learn more about these platforms.