domingo, 13 de julio de 2014

2012 Annual Human Isolates Report | NARMS Reports | NARMS | CDC

2012 Annual Human Isolates Report | NARMS Reports | NARMS | CDC

CDC and Food Safety: Updates on outbreaks, publications, partners, and good-to-know info.

Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Germs

CDC reports progress and problems in foodborne germs it tracks

Antibiotic resistance—when bacteria don’t respond to the drugs designed to kill them—threatens to return us to the time when simple infections were often fatal. Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by CDC’s National Antimicrobial Resistant Monitoring System (NARMS).  CDC is the only source of national information on antibiotic resistance in people from foodborne pathogens.
Why is this information important?
  • Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections from foodborne germs cause an estimated 440,000 illnesses in the United States. In severe cases, the right antibiotic can save lives.
  • Understanding trends in antibiotic resistance helps doctors to prescribe effective treatment and public health officials to investigate outbreaks faster.
What’s in the report and on the web?
Medical drawing of drug-resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella


CDC is currently tracking two active outbreaks related to foodborne infections:
Timeline of multidrug resistant Salmonella outbreak linked to poultry


Battling Antibiotic Resistance Together

Who's doing what

The fight against antibiotic resistance is huge...and, determined.  Here's a snapshot of a few soldiers on the frontline and some of their battleplans.
The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance - Pew infographic

Bigger Issue Than Food

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is part of a bigger problem

Called public health’s ticking time bomb, antibiotic resistance annually causes more than two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths nationwide. Of these, antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs cause about  440,000 illnesses. Tomorrow, if it continues on its current course, could be even worse.

The FY 2015 President’s Budget requests funding for CDC to improve early detection and tracking of multidrug resistant Salmonella and other urgent antibiotic resistance threats.  The proposed initiative would increase CDC’s ability to test drug-resistant Salmonella  by 20 times.  With a $30 million annual funding level over five years, CDC estimates that it could achieve a 25 percent reduction in multidrug resistant Salmonella infections, as well as significant reductions in other resistant infections.

Click to see entire Pew infographic above: The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance.

Seven threats from antibiotic resistance



Food safety courses and surveillance systems

Good to Know

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health has two new exciting food safety tools, and we need your help spreading the word.
  • e-Learning on Environmental Assessment of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks-  Free interactive online course
    -  Prepares individuals for team investigations of foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurants
       and other food service areas
    -  Continuing education units (CEUs)
  • National Voluntary Environmental Assessment Information System 
    -  Surveillance system for jurisdictions that inspect and regulate restaurants and other
       food areas, such as banquet facilities, schools, and other institutions
    -  Captures underlying environmental assessment data that describes what happened and
       how events most likely led to a foodborne illness outbreak

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