Taiwan’s CDC raises alarm: life threatening azithromycin-resistant Shigella spreading among MSM in Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/02/05
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Saturday raised the alarm that Shigella bacteria resistant to antibiotic azithromycin are circulating among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Taiwan, reporting that the outbreak of the life-threatening infection is featured by a research paper published in the latest issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases journal of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC).

The research paper written by Taiwanese authors focuses on the outbreak of azithromycin-nonsusceptible Shigella cluster (Shigella flexneri 3a) infection in Taiwan associated with MSM.    [FULL  STORY]

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