Drug-resistant STI cases prompt warning

Further spread of the infection would have implications for treatment, say researchers
Jocelyn Wright

A strain of extensively drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae from South-East Asia could still be circulating in the region, scientists suggest.

Last year, three cases of ceftriaxone- and azithromycin-resistant gonorrhoea were identified within a two-month period and all linked to one novel strain.