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Drug-resistant gonorrhea is on the rise

Experts warn STD could become untreatable in the future


 

Gonorrhea strains are becoming resistant to the antibiotic usually used to treat the sexually transmitted infection, according to the BBC, which reports that doctors in the UK are being told to stop using the normal treatment (the antibiotic cefixime), and to use two more powerful antibiotics instead: a pill and a needle. The Health Protection Agency is warning we’re headed to a point when the disease is incurable, unless new treatments are discovered. The bacterium that causes gonorrhea is very adaptive, and has gained resistance to more and more antibiotics.

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