Australia's eight most critically resistant bacteria

Gonorrhoea drives bulk of rise in alerts
antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The number of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea samples in Australia nearly trebled in the six months to September 2017, reinforcing concern over drug-resistant bacteria.

The latest six-monthly report of Australia's alert system has 742 reports of critically resistant bacteria from 1 April to 30 September 2017 — a 75% increase in the same period a year earlier.