Antibiotic-resistant infections fell in 2020 for first time since 2016, but UKHSA warns drop likely temporary

  17 November 2021

New data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), ahead of World Antibiotics Awareness Week (WAAW), 18 to 24 November, shows that antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections fell in 2020 (from 65,583 in 2019, to 55,384) for the first time since 2016 but still remain at a higher level than 6 years ago. Importantly, the decline was largely driven by a reduction in recorded bloodstream infections overall, likely due to less social mixing, enhanced hand hygiene and changes to healthcare access and delivery

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