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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.

"We're not seeing any untreatable cases in the United States, but we're seeing proof that what we've been worrying about for a while has actually happened" in Japan, said Dr. Susan Philip, STD prevention director at the San Francisco Public Health Department. "If previous patterns hold true,

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