Persistence of an outbreak of gonorrhoea with high-level resistance to azithromycin in England, November 2014‒May 2018

Christa Smolarchuk*, Adrian Wensley, Simon Padfield, Helen Fifer, Andrew Lee, Gwenda Hughes

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Abstract

Between November 2014 and May 2018, 118 laboratory- confirmed cases of high-level azithromycin resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae were identified in England. Cases emerged among heterosexuals in Leeds but spread across England and into sexual networks of men who have sex with men as the outbreak progressed. The few epidemiological links identified indicate substantial under-diagnosis of cases and this, along with the upturn in cases in 2017, highlights the difficulties in controlling the outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1800287
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume23
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2018

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