ECDC: first detected cases of extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea threaten future treatment
Within a matter of weeks, three cases of gonorrhoea that are resistant to the recommended first line antibiotic treatment have been detected in Europe and Australia. These are the first global reports of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin and ceftriaxone resistance that also show resistance to several other vital antibiotics. At a time with limited alternatives to the current dual therapy, lack of a vaccine and insufficient surveillance capacity in some regions, these cases highlight the growing threat of drug-resistance – which could lead to untreatable gonorrhoea.
Food-borne Campylobacter bacteria
The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a meeting with the European Commission, ECDC and EFSA on the risks posed by food-borne Campylobacter bacteria and the possible control options.
Enteroaggregative, Shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak: New microbiological findings boost coordinated investigations by European public health laboratories
Struelens, M.J., Palm, D., Takkinen, J.
New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase 1-producing Enterobacteriaceae: Emergence and response in Europe
Struelens, M.J., Monnet, D.L., Magiorakos, A.P., O'Connor, F.S., Giesecke, J.