The recently issued “National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria” includes the following goals to be achieved by 2020.

For CDC urgent threats

  • Reduce by 50% the incidence of overall Clostridium difficile infection compared to estimates from 2011.
  • Reduce by 60% carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections acquired during hospitalization compared to estimates.
  • Maintain the prevalence of ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae below 2% compared to estimates from 2013.

For CDC serious threats

  • Reduce by 35% multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas spp. infections acquired during hospitalization compared to estimates from 2011.
  • Reduce by at least 50% overall methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections compared to 2011.
  • Reduce by 25% multidrug-resistant non-typhoidal Salmonella infections compared to estimates from 2010-2012.
  • Reduce by 15% the number of multidrug-resistant TB infections.
  • Reduce by at least 25% the rate of antibiotic-resistant invasive pneumococcal disease among <5 year-olds compared to estimates from 2008.
  • Reduce by at least 25% the rate of antibiotic-resistant invasive pneumococcal disease among >65 year-olds compared to estimates from 2008.

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