In Western Australia notification rates of gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae is much higher in remote health jurisdictions than in rural and urban settings. Conversely the frequency of antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) is highest in strains obtained from rural and urban settings. To understand the basis for this observation, we analysed two sets of isolates from both remote and urban/rural regions of Western Australia. A phylogenetic comparison revealed that strains circulating in the remote regions were distinct from genetic lineages in the urban/rural regions. These findings will help to form the future of gonococcal surveillance, treatment, and control.
|Doctor of Philosophy
|13 Jan 2021
|Unpublished - 2020
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