Englands health agency is investigating the case of uk man infected with a type of gonorrhea that is very resistant to the recommended first line treatment. The uks health protection agency reported that 2011 saw a slight drop in gonorrhea antibiotic resistance the first in five years.
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Gonorrhea resistance uk. Antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoea remains a concern. Following the spread of gonococcal fluoroquinolone resistance the cephalosporin antibiotics have been the foundation of recommended treatment for gonorrhea. A new strain dubbed super gonorrhea has surfaced which is resistant to the antibiotic treatments.
Gonorrhoeae has developed resistance to each antibiotic used against it over the. It will take only. The causative agent of gonorrhoea is the bacterium neisseria gonorrhoeae an obligate human pathogen whose existence is suggested by texts from as early as leviticus to the writings of herodotus in the fifth century bce.
We are concerned that at a time of increasing drug resistant gonorrhoea and limited treatment options overall funding for sexual health services in the uk is being reduced and a quarter of. Gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs prescribed to treat it. Given the rise of resistance to azithromycin the 2019 guideline no longer recommends its use in dual therapy for gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea could become an untreatable disease due to its growing resistance to antibiotics. The emergence of cephalosporin resistant. Cases of resistance to ceftriaxone have been reported but are still rare though public health officials are concerned that an emerging pattern of resistance may predict a global epidemic.
Additionally the first uk cases of ceftriaxone and azithromycin resistant gonorrhea were reported in early 2019 by public health england. The threat of antibiotic resistant gonorrhoea is of grave concern. To help us improve govuk wed like to know more about your visit today.
Microbiological and epidemiological information relating to multi drug resistant gonorrhoea mdrgc in england the first case being reported in march 2018.