Multi drug resistant gonorrhoea: safe sex reminder

17 April 2018

Article: 52/1504

A UK case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been acquired abroad.

Public Health England (PHE) is investigating a case where gonorrhoea was acquired abroad which is very resistant to the recommended first line treatment of azithromycin and ceftriaxone. The case is the first in the UK where such a high level of resistance to the two first line treatments and other antibiotics has been found.

Everyone can significantly reduce their risk of getting and/or passing on gonorrhoeae through the consistent and correct use of condoms with new and casual partners.

Source: PHE, 28 March 2018