Extensively Drug-Resistant Shigella flexneri 2a, California, USA, 2022

  22 May 2023

In Los Angeles, California, USA, persistent, refractory shigellosis was diagnosed in an immunocompetent man who has sex with men. Whole-genome sequencing augmented phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing to comprehensively profile bacterial drug resistance and appropriately guide therapy and clear the infection.

Further reading: CDC
Author(s): J.R. Caldera, Shangxin Yang, and Daniel Z. Uslan
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