CDC Warns Untreatable Gonorrhea Is on the Way
February 15, 2012
Gonorrhea is increasingly showing resistance to one of the last known effective antibiotic treatments, and researchers say it is time to "sound the alarm" about the potential for untreatable forms of the STD.
The strains have been appearing most often in western states, where 3.6 percent are showing resistance to cephalosporins, and in men who have sex with men, with nearly 5 percent showing resistance, said Bolan. In the United States, it is estimated there are more than 600,000 incident cases of gonorrhea annually.
U.S. News & World Report
02.14.2012; Jason Koebler
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