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A new free online course created by Uppsala University introduces the concepts of antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to meet this global health threat.
In 2014, the susceptibility of gonococci to two of the recommended antibiotics for gonorrhoea treatment has shown signs of improvement, according to results from the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). At the same time, a significant increase in resistance to another antibiotic agent that is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhoea was observed.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals about active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12 – 18 June 2016, and includes updates on the Enterovirus A-71 outbreak, Measles, Zika virus infection, the yellow fever outbreak in Africa and Plasmid-mediated colistin resistance mechanism MCR-1 in Gram-negative.