TagNeisseria gonorrhoeae

New class of antibiotic raises hopes for urgently-needed gonorrhoea drug

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The Guardian, Tuesday 8 August 2017 03.00 AEST A new class of antibiotic has been found to work in the lab against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which can cause infertility and damage to babies and is fast becoming resistant to all existing drugs. Although it is early days, because the antibiotic has yet to be tried in animals or humans, researchers say they are excited by its...

Early warning system exposes the rise of the gonorrhoea ‘super-superbug’

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The Age, July19th 2017 – 8:32 AM A critically drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea dubbed a “super-superbug” has been detected in every Australian state and territory by a new national surveillance system. The National Alert System for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance (CARAlert) identified 1,064 bacteria highly resistant to last-line antibiotics between 17 March 2016 and 31...

Future prospects for new vaccines against STIs

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Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, February 2017 – Volume 30 – Issue 1 – p 77–86 This review provides an update on the need, development status, and important next steps for advancing development of vaccines against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including herpes simplex virus (HSV), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea), Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia), and...

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...

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