Professor Brendan Murphy, Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health
17 April 2018
Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.
Multi-drug resistant strains can be difficult to treat and it is important to prevent further spread.
Evidence suggests that one of the Australian cases acquired their infection in Southeast Asia.
The situation is being closely monitored by public health authorities.