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Update on multi-drug resistant shigella

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SHINE SA, 7/3/2019 The shigella outbreak is continuing in South Australia. This is to advise clinicians to be on alert for a potential increase in shigella cases, and to highlight updated recommendations on treatment as released by the Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB). The outbreak is predominantly in men who have sex with men (MSM) and there is a potential for further increase in...

Gonorrhoea: Drug Resistance in Australia

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 26 June 2018 There has long been concern globally about the potential emergence of drug resistant STIs. In response, the World Health Organisation released new treatment guidelines for three common STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis – in 2016. At present, strains resistant to first line treatment of syphilis and chlamydia are not common...

Gonorrhoea ‘super-superbugs’ triple in six months [in Australia]

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SMH, 13/02/2018 Cases of a strain of gonorrhoea impervious to an antibiotic have almost tripled in six months, the latest report from the National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance (CARAlert) reveals. The result was a “warning shot across the bow” for doctors and public health officials fighting antibiotic resistance, CARAlert’s senior medical adviser said. Read more...

Treatment guidelines after an outbreak of azithromycin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in SA

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The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 17 (2), February 2017 Abstract: Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is recognised globally as a public health threat. Dual therapy with ceftriaxone and azithromycin has been introduced in Australia and elsewhere as the first-line treatment recommendation for gonorrhoea. While there have been only sporadic reports of ceftriaxone-resistant gonococci...

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea is On the Rise: Should Gay and Bi Men Be Concerned?

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Slate, Sept. 2 2016 1:07 PM For many gay and bi men, it’s a perennial point of contention: Are “minor” sexually transmitted infections—like chlamydia or gonorrhea—a cause for serious concern or major behavior modification? A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, featured in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found a significant rise in resistance to one of the...

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