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Scientists warn of 'untreatable' strain of gonorrhea

Mutant version of 'the clap' resistant to antibiotics

Scientists are warning of a new, untreatable strain of gonorrhea, discovered in a sex trade worker in Japan.
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Jul 12, 2011, 10:34 pm
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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) which is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus. Recently, a brand new “super” strain of gonorrhea has been found. The illness is resistant to all recognized treatments. As reported by physicians, this new kind could turn into a worldwide health hazard. I found this here: New strain of gonorrhea is resistant to all antibiotics. You can also check that out for a detailed information.

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