Gonorrhoea surveillance, laboratory diagnosis and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 11 countries of the eastern part of the WHO European region
2011 (English)In: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS), ISSN 0903-4641, E-ISSN 1600-0463, Vol. 119, no 9, 643-649 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Quality-assured worldwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Neisseria gonorrhoeae is crucial for public health purposes. In the countries of the eastern part of the WHO European region the knowledge regarding gonococcal AMR is limited, and antimicrobials of many different types, sources and quality are used for gonorrhoea treatment. This study surveyed gonorrhoea incidence, laboratory diagnosis and gonococcal AMR testing in 11 independent countries of the former Soviet Union. The national gonorrhoea incidences remain mainly high. In general, gonococcal culture and AMR testing were rarely performed, poorly standardized and rarely quality assured. To establish a gonococcal AMR surveillance programme in Eastern Europe, i.e. the geographical area of the former Soviet Union, several actions have recently been undertaken by the Eastern European Sexual and Reproductive Health (EE SRH) Network and the WHO. The information provided herein will be useful in this respect.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 119, no 9, 643-649 p.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, gonorrhoea, antimicrobial resistance, EE SRH Network, WHO, Eastern Europe
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-158584DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0463.2011.02780.xISI: 000294073500011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-158584DiVA: diva2:440416