Gonococcal antibiotic surveillance in Scotland (GASS): prevalence, patterns and trends in 2017

Publication Date: 31 July 2018

The Scottish Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections Reference Laboratory (SBSTIRL) provides surveillance data on antimicrobial resistance for all gonococci isolated in Scotland.

​Continued surveillanc​​e for antibiotic resistance is essential for guiding the choic​​​e of effective therapeutic regimens for gonorrhoea and every effort should be made to maintain culture from a high proportion of gonococcal episodes of infection. This is highlighted by the increase in numbers of isolates demonstrating HL-AziR, and the reports of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhoea reported in England and Australia in 2018.

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Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Surveillance Report