California: Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Case Worries Doctors
July 26, 2011
California health officials are preparing for the eventual arrival of thoroughly drug-resistant gonorrhea following reports of the first-ever case in a sex worker in Japan. Adding to the concern, CDC recently reported increased rates of gonorrhea cases that, though not antibiotic-resistant, are requiring larger doses to treat effectively.
California and Hawaii are typically the first places in the United States to see drug-resistant strains of infectious diseases, cases that usually arrive from Asia. Immigrants and tourists, traveling west to crowded Asian cities with little health care access, bring new strains back with them, according to epidemiologists.
San Francisco Chronicle
07.16.2011; Erin Allday
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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