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UK One Health Report: antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in animals and humans

A joint report on antibiotic use in animals and humans and antibiotic resistance in the UK between 2013 and 2017.


Executive Summary (Extract): UK One Health Report 2013–2017

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The second UK One-Health Report is a cross-government initiative that brings together UK data (2013-2017), on antibiotic resistance in key bacteria that are common to animals and humans, and isolated in meat at retail.

The report also includes details on amount of antibiotics sold for use in animals and antibiotics prescribed to humans.

The report aims to:

  • support joint working between the animal, human, environment and food sectors
  • assess the occurrence of resistance along the food chain
  • add context to the surveillance data by providing information on control measures in place to reduce the risk of bacterial transmission and on policy decisions taken to tackle antibiotic resistance
  • identify the current antibiotic resistance levels in four key bacteria in animals, in humans and in retail meat
  • present available data from humans, animals and retail meat side by side
  • provide progress updates on the ten recommendations made in the previous One Health Report

You can find the 2015 report on the UK one health report: antibiotics use in humans and animals

Published 31 January 2019