Drug-resistant gonorrhoea is a growing threat: a South African case study

  06 November 2020

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This infection affects 87 million  people every year across the world. It can lead to genital discharge, pregnancy complications and infertility. Gonorrhoea can be treated successfully with antibiotics.

Current first-line treatment is a ceftriaxone injection combined with azithromycin given as oral tablet. But in recent years, alarming reports emerged of these drugs failing to treat gonorrhoea patients. Drug-resistance has been reported in Asia, Europe and Australia.

 

Further reading: The Conversation
Author(s): The Conversation
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International Matchmaking Symposium 18 November 2020

Emerging Antimicrobials & Diagnostics in AMR 2020

 

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