National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria
The National Antimicrobial Resistance System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) program monitors changes in antimicrobial drug susceptibilities of selected enteric bacterial organisms in humans, animals, and retail meats to a panel of antimicrobial drugs important in human and animal medicine. The primary objectives of NARMS are (1) to provide descriptive data on the extent and temporal trends of antimicrobial drug susceptibility in Salmonella and other enteric bacterial organisms from human and animal populations, as well as in retail meats; (2) to facilitate the identification of antimicrobial drug resistance in humans, animals, and retail meats as it arises; and (3) to provide timely information to veterinarians and physicians on antimicrobial drug resistant patterns.
CDC. National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS): Human Isolates Final Report, 2008. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, 2010.