Super gonorrhoea outbreak worsens as new strains emerge…
Aug 8, 2018 | 0 |
Two completely drug-resistant versions of the venereal disease have been found and identified – with fears rampant unprotected sex could trigger an epidemic. Doctors have been unable to treat patients with antibiotic ceftriaxone and azithromycin. And sufferers have been left with gonorrhea – also known as the clap – infection that causes extreme pain during urination. Australia’s federal
government has issued a report warning of the risk of the “continuing threat of antimicrobial resistance by dangerous bacteria”. Officials added another five strains of gonorrhea have been found which have “high-level resistance” to treatments. Professor John Turnidge, the senior medical adviser with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, said people need to take more care during sex.