“NARMS Now: Human Data” paints national picture of antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria
Have you ever wondered how antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria has changed over time? Take a look at CDC's Safe Healthcare blog to learn about NARMS Now, a new, interactive tool from the CDC that allows you to view trends in antibiotic resistance over the past two decades for four foodborne bacteria: Campylobacter, E. coli O157, Salmonella, and Shigella. NARMS Now contains human antibiotic resistance data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), a partnership among CDC, theFood and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state and local health departments.
The Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) discusses the program’s interactive features, explains the importance of antibiotic resistance data, and gives examples of how NARMS data has been used to improve public health. Learn more and join the conversation at http://blogs.cdc.gov/
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