It’s official Gonorrhea is now resistant to anti-biotics, so I guess the obvious thing to do is to be picky about who you have sex with and just be sensible and make sure you always have good quality latex around! and for those who are highly alergic to latex head over to Salon.com to get yourself acquainted with their rather informative series on monogamy.
It’s not all doom and gloom though, last I checked the rinderpest virus is still on the “eliminated diseases” list. Great news for cows, of the animal kingdom vareity of course.
Anyway, an excerpt of the grim news as reported by MSNBC is below:
“For several years, public health officials have been concerned that gonorrhea, one of the most prevalent STDs in the world, might become resistant to the last widely available antibiotics used to treat it, a class of drugs called cephalosporins.
Now, it has.
The percentage of U.S. gonorrhea cases that are resistant to the two cephalosporins used to treat it, cefixime, taken orally, and ceftriaxone, injected, is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
The Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project, a lookout program designed to spot resistance, found that 1.4 percent of patient samples showed growing ability to defeat cefixime in 2010 compared to just .2 percent in 2000. Resistance to ceftiaxone grew from .1 percent to .3 percent during the same period.
Then Sunday, a Japanese-European team presenting data at the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research meeting in Quebec City, Canada, publicly announced the discovery of a new strain of gonorrhea, H041, that displays a strong resistance to ceftriaxone.”
More details can be found here – Bad bug: Gonorrhea strain resists all antibiotics
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