Bodonaik, Nabin C.; Sue-Ho, Robert; Rainford, Lois
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Microbiology
Analysis of 370 culture proven gonococcal infections and antibiotic resistance in Strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae encountered in Jamaica [Abstract]
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Date of Publication
8 Suppl. 1
Background: Gonorrhoea is a common Sexually transmitted infection and a major public Health problem in Jamaica and wider Caribbean. Antibiotic resistance in Strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae has changed dramatically in the past 6 decades of antibiotic era and varies widely in different parts of the world. In this report, we examine the pattern of gonococcal infections and antibiotic resistance in strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae encountered in 7 years (1997-2003) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (A 512 bed tertiary care teaching hospital) in Kingston, Jamaica.....