Episode Summary

The Center of Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) has categorized emergent resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae as an “urgent” public health problem. We discuss the emerging problem of gonorrhea and implications for public health with experts in the field

Topics discussed:

  • The clinical implications of resistance to B-lactams and quinolones in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Mechanisms of resistance in these organisms
  • Insights into therapeutic approaches to treat resistant gonococcal infections.


  • William M. Shafer, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Co-Director, Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center
  • Yonatan Grad, Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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