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Antibiotic-resistant N. gonorrhoeae in the news

This spring, the UVic Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology hosted Dr. David Lewis, Director of the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, as a Lansdowne lecturer. He gave two great talks on antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium that causes gonorrhoeae. The timing was very good as the World Health Organization had just listed antibiotic-resistant N. gonorrhoeae as one of twelve priority antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The topic was making a big splash again yesterday  (Nature, the Guardian, BBC) as a new paper on the topic by Wi et al. is in the current edition of PLoS Medicine.