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CVM Announces the Availability of the 2005 NARMS Executive Report

February 5, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is announcing the availability of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System—Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) 2005 Executive Report at http://www.fda.gov/cvm/2005NARMSExeRpt.htm.

The report summarizes, in an integrated format, NARMS data on Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates recovered in 2005 from food animals at federally inspected plants, retail meats, and humans. The report also includes susceptibility data on Escherichia coli isolates recovered from retail meats and chickens in 2005 Summary data from prior years are also included.

As a supplement to the report, CVM has also posted two interactive graphs at http://www.fda.gov/cvm/2005NARMSExeRptInter.htm. The graphs allow users to visualize trends in antimicrobial resistance among NARMS Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates through a user-friendly interface.

For additional information on NARMS, please see http://www.fda.gov/cvm/narms_pg.html.


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