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Submitted to: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/16/2000
Publication Date: 7/16/2000
Citation: Joyce, K., Mshar, P., Goddard, A., Cray, P.J., Headrick, M., Petersen, K., Rossiter, S., Barrett, T., Tauxe, R., Narms Working Group 2000. Emergence of a multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella serotype newport in the united states, narms 1997-1999. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Board 17. P. 62-63.
Interpretive Summary: N/A
Technical Abstract: In the National Microbial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) for Enteric Bacteria participating state and local health departments send every tenth human Salmonella submitted to their laboratory to CDC. Also, the USDA tests chilled carcasses and other raw meat and poultry products, including ground beef, collected at federally inspected slaughter or processing facilities for Salmonella. Salmonella isolates received at CDC and USDA are tested using identical methods for susceptability to 17 antimicrobial agents. We defined the outbreak strain as having an indistinguishable PFGE pattern and the same multidrug resistance pattern.