Monday, July 11, 2011

A Good Reason Never to Have Sex Again...Super Gonorrhea

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 5:00 PM

This seems bad. I don't know much about gonorrhea (thankfully), but the idea of any "super STD" immune to our antibiotics is probably an unwelcome development:

Scientists have discovered a new strain of gonorrhea-causing bacteria in Japan that is resistant to available treatments.

Since the 1940s, the sexually transmitted disease known as "the clap" has been easily treated with antibiotics. But the new strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae has genetically mutated to evade cephalosporins — the only antibiotics still effective against the infection.

"This is both an alarming and a predictable discovery," lead researcher Magnus Unemo, professor at the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria in Örebro, Sweden, said in a statement. "Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it."

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