Australia's eight most critically resistant bacteria

Gonorrhoea drives bulk of rise in alerts

The number of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea samples in Australia nearly trebled in the six months to September 2017, reinforcing concern over drug-resistant bacteria.

antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The latest six-monthly report of Australia's alert system has 742 reports of critically resistant bacteria from 1 April to 30 September 2017 — a 75% increase in the same period a year earlier.

The bulk of the rise was caused by a spike in the number of reports of gonorrhoea showing resistance to azithromycin.

The next most frequently reported were