19 Apr 2018 View Regions + Queensland
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As of 17 April 2018, two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea were detected in Australia. One of these cases may have acquired their infection in Southeast Asia. The situation is being closely monitored by public health authorities. 

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28 Mar 2018 View Countries + Afghanistan
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As of 27 March 2018, a case of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone has been confirmed in a UK resident. Symptoms were reported in early 2018 following sexual contact in south-east Asia a month earlier. Public Health England is investigating this incident. Priorities are identifying origins of the strain and potential for re-emergence and/or dissemination.

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