Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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Noun1.Neisseria gonorrhoeae - the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrheaNeisseria gonorrhoeae - the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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During 2016, the HDOH and CDC became aware of several N gonorrhoeae isolates with high-level resistance to azithromycin and decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone in Hawaii as a result of routine laboratory testing and jointly initiated an enhanced laboratory investigation of the isolates.
"Continued surveillance [using culture and susceptibility testing] for anti microbial resistance in N gonorrhoeae is essential for effective disease prevention and control," according to the CDC.
Fluoroquinolones can continue to be used for treating gonorrhea in areas of the United States with low prevalence of fluoroquinolone-resisrant N gonorrhoeae, but antimicrobial susceptibility monitoring should routinely be performed (2).