Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from Western Australia and identification of filamentous bacteriophages in Neisseria species

Barakat Alsuwayyid

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kahler, Charlene, Supervisor
  • Wise, Michael, Supervisor
  • Coombs, Geoffrey, Supervisor
Award date13 Jan 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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Embargoed from 29/01/2021 to 30/04/2021
Made publicly available on 30/04/2021

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