National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS)

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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COVID-19: U.S. Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance, 2022 Special Report


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2019 NARMS Integrated Report Summary


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

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