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The Southern Arizona Antimicrobial Resistance Survey.


Founded in 1997 at the Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, Arizona, the goals of the Southern Arizona Antimicrobial Resistance Survey (SAARS) are four-fold:

  • to prospectively monitor the evolution of antimicrobial resistance among clinical bacterial isolates in southern Arizona and northern Mexico,
  • to detect the emergence of novel and potentially threatening new strains of resistant bacteria,
  • to provide support for interventions which seek to control or minimize resistance, and
  • to serve as an educational resource for those interested in the subject.

The SAARS Internet site, designed and maintained by B.R. Bogle of Agga Enterprises, is best viewed using a free Netscape browser. Since 1 January 1999, people have visited this SAARS Internet Site home page.