National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS)

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2015 NARMS Human Isolate Report

Antibiotic trends for 4 foodborne bacteria is now at your fingertips

NARMS Now: Human Data

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NARMS in Action

Two Decades of Advancing Public Health through Integrated Surveillance

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NARMS in Action

Tracking antibiotic resistance in dangerous bacteria that affect people and cattle

Learn more about the prudent use of antibiotics on the farm

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How does antibiotic resistance spread through the foods we eat?

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The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) was established in 1996. NARMS is a collaboration among state and local public health departments, CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

This national public health surveillance system tracks changes in the antimicrobial susceptibility of certain enteric (intestinal) bacteria found in ill people (CDC), retail meats (FDA), and food animals (USDA) in the United States. The NARMS program at CDC helps protect public health by providing information about emerging bacterial resistance, the ways in which resistance is spread, and how resistant infections differ from susceptible infections.

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Antibiotic Resistance Investments online tool to learn more about CDC activities to combat antibiotic resistance

CDC’s antibiotic resistance investment map provides state-by-state information on funding to combat antibiotic resistance in multiple areas, including food safety.

Antibiotic Resistance Report