Trends and Risk Factors for Antimicrobial-Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Melbourne, Australia, 2007 to 2018
Deborah A Williamson, Christopher K Fairley, Benjamin P Howden, Marcus Y Chen, Kerrie Stevens, Vesna De Petra, Ian Denham, Eric PF Chow
ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2019
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a major public health problem. Traditionally, AMR surveillance programs for N. gonorrhoeae have focused mainly on laboratory data to describe the prevalence and trends of resistance. However, integrating individual-level risk factors (e.g., sexual orientation or international travel) with laboratory data provides important insights into factors promoting the spread of resistant N. gonorrhoeae Here, over a 12-year period, we assessed the trends and risk factors for resistant N. gonorrhoeae in individuals attending a large publicly funded sexual health center in Melbourne, Australia. A total of 7,588 N. gonorrhoeae isolates were cultur..View full abstract
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D.A.W. and E.P.F.C. are supported by Early Career Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (GNT1123854 and GNT1091226, respectively). B.P.H. is supported by a Practitioner Fellowship from the NHMRC (GNT1105905). This study was supported by NHMRC project grant 1147735.