Reports and Interactive Data

2018 NARMS Integrated Report Summary

FDA’s 2018 NARMS Integrated Report represents a consolidated view of the data generated from human clinical isolates, food-producing animal isolates, and isolates from raw meat at retail outlets.

NARMS reports summarize antimicrobial resistance among enteric bacteria. The reports describe the number and type of isolates collected, their associated antimicrobial resistance, and trends in antimicrobial resistance. This webpage contains NARMS Human Isolates Reports dating back to 1997.

Learn more about the roles of federal and state agencies who track antibacterial resistance in support of food safety.

Laboratory Testing and Isolate Submissions

The CDC NARMS laboratory conducts antimicrobial resistance testing on isolates from sporadic cases and outbreaks of illness. The lab also confirms and studies bacteria that have new antimicrobial resistance patterns and performs research to understand the mechanisms of resistance and how they are spread. More

NARMS Now: Human Data

See how antimicrobial resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food has changed over the past two decades.

2015 NARMS Annual Human Isolates Report

Report cover for NARMS 2015 Human Isolates Surveillance Report

Find out what’s new in the 2015 report

  • Read the 2015 Annual Human Isolates Report pdf icon[PDF – 84 pages]
    • This annual report includes CDC’s surveillance data for 2015 for nontyphoidal Salmonella (refers to serotypes not causing typhoid fever), typhoidal Salmonella (serotypes Typhi, Paratyphi A, Paratyphi B [tartrate negative], and Paratyphi C), Shigella, Campylobacter, E. coli O157, and Vibrio species other than V. cholerae
    • Surveillance data include the number of isolates of each bacteria tested by NARMS and the number and percentage of isolates that were resistant to each of the antimicrobials tested. Data for earlier years are presented in tables and graphs when appropriate.