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[Editorial] Curbing the rise in gonococcal AMR

Last week, at the start of the G20 summit and ahead of the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) & HIV World Congress, on July 9–12, WHO released new data on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in gonococci. 70 (97%) of 72 countries surveyed from 2009 to 2014 reported finding resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates. Continued and increased resistance to primary antibiotics was observed and 51 (66%) of 77 countries surveyed reported some resistance to last-resort antibiotics.