August 15, 2008

 

 Report available on antimicrobial resistance - August 15, 2008


posted August 1, 2008
 

The second executive report from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System—Enteric Bacteria is now available online from the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

The report summarizes NARMS data from 2004 on Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates from food animals, retail meats, and humans. The report includes susceptibility data on Escherichia coli isolates from retail meats and chickens. The report also includes summary data from previous years.

As a supplement, CVM has posted interactive graphs on its Web site. The graphs allow users to review percentages of NARMS Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates that were resistant to antimicrobials, by year. Users can select which antimicrobial agents and isolate sources to view.

The NARMS report is online at www.fda.gov/cvm/2004NARMSExeRpt.htm. The graphs are at www.fda.gov/cvm/2004NARMSExeRptInter.htm.