Animal & Veterinary

The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System

The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) was established in 1996. NARMS is a collaborative program of state and local public health departments and universities, the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This national public health surveillance system tracks changes in the antimicrobial susceptibility of enteric (intestinal) bacteria found in ill people (CDC), retail meats (FDA), and food animals (USDA) in the United States. The NARMS program helps promote and protect public health by providing information about emerging bacterial resistance, how resistant infections differ from susceptible infections, and the impact of interventions designed to limit the spread of resistance. NARMS data are used by FDA to make regulatory decisions designed to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for humans and animals.

What’s New

November 18, 2016 - FDA Releases 2014 NARMS Integrated Report; Finds Measurable Improvements in Antimicrobial Resistance Levels

November 17, 2016 - NARMS 20th Anniversary Timeline

November 17, 2016 - NARMS Program Facts

April 28, 2016 - FDA NARMS Retail Meat Interim Report for Salmonella Shows Encouraging Early Trends Continue; Includes Whole Genome Sequencing Data for the First Time

March 10, 2016 - FDA’s Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring Team Wins Government Award to Design Public Health Surveillance Mobile App

March 01, 2016 - NARMS Announces Grant Award Opportunity for Retail Meat Testing in the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)

December 10, 2015 - FDA Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2014 for Use in Food-Producing Animals

August 19, 2015 - FDA Makes Available 18 Years of NARMS Isolate-level Data on Enteric Bacterial Isolates

August 11, 2015 - FDA Releases 2012 and 2013 NARMS Integrated Annual Report; Finds Some Improvement in Antibiotic Resistance Trends in Recent Years

April 13, 2015 - FDA Releases 2012 NARMS Retail Meat Annual Report, 2013 Preliminary Data; Some Encouraging Early Trends Seen

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