Molecular Characterization and Antimicrobial Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Nunavut Region of Inuit Nunangat, Canada, 2018–2019
Ameeta E. Singh
, Jasmine Pawa, Kethika Kulleperuma, Errol Prasad, Sonia Marchand, K. Dionne, Maxim Trubnikov, Tom Wong, Michael R. Mulvey, and Irene Martin
Author affiliations: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (A.E. Singh); Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada (J. Pawa, K. Kulleperuma); DynaLIFE Medical Labs, Edmonton (E. Prasad); Qikiqtani General Hospital Laboratory, Iqaluit, Nunavut (S. Marchand, K. Dionne); Indigenous Services Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (M. Trubnikov, T. Wong); National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (M.R. Mulvey, I. Martin)
Predicted AMR of gonorrhea positive nucleic acid amplification specimens from Nunavut, 2018–2019*
||No. specimens with AMR/no. predicted (%)
|Decreased susceptibility to cephalosporins
|| 0/35 (0)
|Intermediate cephalosporin MICs
|*Denominators indicate predicted number of samples with susceptibility for the given antimicrobial. Not all samples were tested for antimicrobial susceptibilities and not all the samples that were tested gave conclusive results. AMR, antimicrobial resistance.
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