Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2015
The European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP) follows a decentralised and centralised testing model. In 2015, 24 EU/EEA Member States participated in Euro-GASP, 17 through decentralised testing. A total of 2 134 isolates were collected and tested, covering 3% of the gonorrhoea cases reported by routine surveillance.
The 2015 antimicrobial susceptibility data revealed stable proportions of cefixime, ciprofloxacin and azithromycin resistance compared to 2014; a slightly lower proportion of tested isolates showed cefixime resistance. Isolates with this phenotype were detected in nine countries. Only one isolate with ceftriaxone resistance was detected. Ciprofloxacin resistance has decreased since 2013, and the level of azithromycin resistance decreased slightly. Five isolates displayed high-level resistance to azithromycin.
The decreasing cefixime and ceftriaxone resistance in Europe since 2010 is encouraging and is most probably in part due to the highly-effective dual-therapy regimen (ceftriaxone plus azithromycin) currently recommended. However, the level of resistance to azithromycin is of concern and threatens the effectiveness of this regimen.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2017
28 Feb 2019 - The overall aim of Euro-GASP is to strengthen the surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility in EU/EEA Member States in order to provide quality-assured data to inform gonorrhoea treatment guidelines. This report presents the results from the 2017 gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility sentinel surveillance.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2016
30 Aug 2018 - The surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) has been co-ordinated by ECDC since 2009. This surveillance is essential for detecting emerging and increasing antimicrobial resistance and making quality-assured data available to inform treatment guidelines.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2014
31 Aug 2016 - The surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) has been co-ordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since 2009.