“In world first, UK reports high-level gonorrhea resistance”

“Health officials in the United Kingdom announced today that they are investigating a gonorrhea infection contracted abroad that marks the first global detection of high-level resistance to recommended dual-antibiotic treatment as well as to other commonly used drugs.

Gwenda Hughes, PhD, consultant scientist at Public Health England (PHE) and head of its sexually transmitted infection section said in a statement that the patient’s Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection is very resistant to first-line treatment, a combination of two antibiotics—azithromycin and ceftriaxone.”

Source: CIDRAP


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