Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
The primary objectives of NARMS are to:
In 1997, surveillance for Campylobacter in NARMS began in sites participating in the Foodborne Disease Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet). There were 5 participating sites in 1997. Since 2003 10 FoodNet sites have been participating: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, New Mexico, Oregon, and Tennessee. The 10 FoodNet sites represent about 98 million or 32% of the US population (US Census, 2010) Participating sites forward Participating sites forward a representative sample of Campylobacter isolates received at their public health laboratories to NARMS at CDC for susceptibility testing. Susceptibility testing involves determination of minimum inhibitory for 9 antimicrobial agents: azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, erythromycin, florfenicol, gentamicin, nalidixic acid, telithromycin, and tetracycline.
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