Research and analysis

High level azithromycin resistant gonorrhoea in England

Microbiological and epidemiological information related to an outbreak diagnosed amongst residents of England since November 2015.

Documents

Outbreak of high level azithromycin resistant gonorrhoea in England: an update

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Outbreak of high level azithromycin resistant gonorrhoea in England

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Resistance alert: high-level azithromycin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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Details

A National Resistance Alert was issued to all microbiologists in October 2015 to ensure all gonococcal samples are tested for azithromycin resistance and resistant isolates referred to PHE’s Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Unit (STBRU). As the outbreak has spread, further reminders to raise awareness among clinicians and microbiologists are being issued.

Published 15 April 2016
Last updated 9 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. HPR 10(30) report uploaded.
  2. Added alert for high-level azithromycin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  3. First published.