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Since 2015 in the United States (US), the US urethritis clade (US_NmUC) has caused a large multistate outbreak of urethritis among heterosexual males. Its ‘parent’ strain caused numerous outbreaks of invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men in Europe and North America. We highlight the arrival and dissemination of US_NmUC in the United Kingdom and the emergence of multiple antibiotic resistance. Surveillance systems should be developed that include anogenital meningococci.


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