Emergence of novel strains of Shigella flexneri associated with sexual transmission in adult men in England, 2019-2020

Timothy J. Dallman, Hannah Charles, Mateo Prochazka, Katy Sinka, Gwenda Hughes, Gauri Godbole, Claire Jenkins*

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Abstract

National surveillance of shigellosis in England revealed an increase in sexually transmitted Shigella flexneri in adult males in 2019 that persisted throughout 2020. We observed a resurgence of azithromycin-resistant S. flexneri serotype 3a, and the emergence of two novel multidrug-resistant clades of S. flexneri 2a and S. flexneri 1b.

Original languageEnglish
Article number001437
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume70
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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Keywords

  • Multidrug resistance
  • Sexual transmission
  • Shigellosis
  • Surveillance

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