A key factor in Vermont’s ability to detect, monitor and control
antimicrobial resistance is its public health laboratory capacity.
There has been limited funding in the past for antibiotic resistance
education programs and surveillance, and even this limited funding is on
the decrease. Approximately only half of state public health labs can
provide some basic resistance testing. Like in many states, the Vermont
Department of Health Laboratory has not developed the targeted
technical ability to detect and characterize emerging resistance
patterns promptly in a range of pathogens; this responsibility remains
largely in clinical laboratories.
Vermont Department of Health
Division of Health Surveillance
Vermont AR Fact Sheet
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