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Bacteria Collection: Neisseria gonorrhoeae

NCTC Number: NCTC 14208
Current Name: Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Original Strain Reference: G7944
Other Collection No: WHO Q
Type Strain: No
Family: Neisseriaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Chocolated blood agar, CO2, 37C, 24 hours
Isolated From: Human, phargeal swab. Oxford, UK. March 2018.
Bibliography: Eyre D. W. et al. Gonorrhoea treatment failure caused by a Neisseria gonorrhoeae strain with combined ceftriaxone and high-level azithromycin resistance, England, February 2018. Euro Surveill. 2018 Jul;23(27)
Data: Antibiotic resistant/elevated MICs. Resistant to ceftriaxone (1mg/l), penicillin (2mg/l), azithromycin (>256mg/l), ciprofloxacin (>32mg/l), tetracycline (>32mg/l). Sensitive to spectinomycin (8mg/l).

First reported and described ceftriaxone-resistant, high-level azithromycin resistant N. gonorrhoeae isolate world-wide.
Accession Date: 19.09.2018
History: Accessioned into NCTC < M. Cole < Isolate referred from a hospital in Oxford, UK.
Authority: (Zopf 1885) Trevisan 1885, species
Depositor: M. Cole (Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Unit, Public Health England, Colindale, London, UK)
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country

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