Detection of the United States Neisseria meningitidis urethritis clade in the United Kingdom, August and December 2019 – emergence of multiple antibiotic resistance calls for vigilance

Since 2015 in the United States (US), the US Neisseria meningitidis urethritis clade (US_NmUC) has caused a large multistate outbreak of urethritis among heterosexual males.The article highlight the arrival and dissemination of US_NmUC in the United Kingdom and the emergence of multiple antibiotic resistance. Surveillance systems should be developed that include anogenital meningococci. Eurosurveillance

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