viernes, 21 de agosto de 2015

New CDC tool shows antibiotic resistance changes for last 18 years

New interactive CDC tool shows changes in antibiotic resistance for last 18 years
In the NARMS Now tool, users can filter data by bacteria, antibiotic, year, and geographic region, and watch resistance change over time
In the NARMS Now tool, users can filter data by 
bacteria, antibiotic, year, and geographic region, 
and watch resistance change over time.

This week, CDC unveiled NARMS Now: Human Data, an interactive tool that makes it easy to see how antibiotic resistance for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food has changed during the last 18 years. Using data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System, the tool allows users to filter resistance data by bacteria, antibiotic, year (1996-2013), and geographic region for Campylobacter, E. coli O157, Salmonella, and Shigella.Users can view the data on an interactive map or in tables to:
  • Examine the geographic distribution of resistance:Researchers have used NARMS data to investigate the geographic distribution of multidrug-resistant SalmonellaTyphimurium and Newport infections in the United States.
  • Monitor changing trends in resistance: Investigators are using NARMS data to help uncover the reason for increasing antibiotic resistance in a type of Salmonella that has emerged recently in the United States
  • Inform regulatory agency action: FDA withdrew approval for Enrofloxacin (a fluoroquinolone) used in poultry after NARMS data showed an increase in fluoroquinolone-resistantCampylobacter infections in humans. 
The FY 2016 President’s Budget requests additional funding for CDC to improve early detection and tracking of drug-resistant Salmonella and other urgent antibiotic resistance threats. The proposed initiative would allow CDC to check nearly every Salmonella sample and many moreCampylobacter samples for resistance more quickly.
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