Posts tagged ‘Gonorrhea’

July 12, 2011

BEWARE: Scientists Find First Superbug Strain of Gonorrhea

by Accidental Bear

Be warned. Your cabinet full of antibiotics that you take as vitamins to clear you up from your weekends of sodomy may have met their match, Super Gonorrhea! It’s time to use your big head. I’m not asking you to stop sticking your pee-wee through perfectly crafted glory holes and stop going to truck stops on your lunch break, but you may have to pay some heavy consequences. Reading is hard, I know, but please take the time and educate yourself to this alarming news, all sex jokes aside. AB

(Reuters) – Scientists have found a “superbug” strain of gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat.

The new strain of the sexually transmitted disease — called H041 — cannot be killed by any currently recommended treatments for gonorrhea, leaving doctors with no other option than to try medicines so far untested against the disease.

Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with colleagues from Japan in samples from Kyoto, described it as both “alarming” and “predictable.”

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