Dispatch: Ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Canada, 2017 [Emerg Infect Dis., Feb 2018 — free full-text]

We identified a ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate in a patient in Canada. This isolate carried the penA-60 allele, which differs substantially from its closest relative, mosaic penA XXVII (80% nucleotide identity). Epidemiologic and genomic data suggest spread from Asia. Antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance helps prevent spread of highly resistant N. gonorrhoeae strains.


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