Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Alarms Experts: VIDEO

A new strain of gonorrhea is resistant to all antibiotics, ABC News reports:

Gonorrhea 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."

Watch a report on the 'super' strain along with guidelines, AFTER THE JUMP...

Posted July 11, 2011 at 2:09pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Health, Medicine, News, STDs