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.A total of 742 reports of critically resistant bacteria were collected by the
early-warning system from 65 laboratories nationwide between April and September
last year, a 75 per cent rise on the 423 cases reported in the same period
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