Su­per­bug spike

Pharmacy Daily - - Front page -

RE­PORTED cases of neis­se­ria gon­or­rhoeae in­fec­tion re­sis­tant to azithromycin have al­most tripled ac­cord­ing to a new re­port from the Aus­tralian Com­mis­sion on Safety and Qual­ity in Health Care.

The Com­mis­sion’s Na­tional Alert Sys­tem for Crit­i­cal An­timi­cro­bial Re­sis­tances (CARAlert) gave some alarm­ing sta­tis­tics with 47% of all re­ports in the six-month pe­riod Apr to Sep 2017 at­trib­uted to the highly re­sis­tant or­gan­ism, a rise of 182% to 342 cases.

The re­port ex­plained that at this stage N. gonn­or­rhoeae is still sus­cep­ti­ble to cef­tri­ax­one.

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