Genotyping as a tool for antibiotic resistance surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in New 1 Caledonia : evidence of a novel genotype associated with reduced penicillin susceptibility 2 3

10 Antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae continues to be a major concern in public health. 11 Resistance of N. gonorrhoeae to penicillin G is widespread in most developed countries, which has 12 necessitated a change to newer drugs for treatment of gonococcal infections. Recent reports indicate 13 that resistance to these newer drugs is increasing… (More)