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    Is it a Bird? Is it a plane?

    No..... It's SUPER-GONORRHOEA!

    Not that super though 'cuz they cured it.

    Doctors have urged people to take precautions with new sexual partners, after two UK women were diagnosed with a dangerous strain of gonorrhoea.


    The pair were both infected with a high-strength strain of drug-resistant gonorrhoea, with medics investigating where it could have come from.

    Experts from Public Health England believe one of the women acquired the infection in the UK while the other picked it up elsewhere in Europe.


    Both women have since been cured after the infections were resistant to main therapy.

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/n...ead-uk-2412865

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    Antibiotic-resistant clap has been in Thailand for decades...thanks to lax prescription medicine governance.

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    BarebackHarry shifting himself now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    BarebackHarry shifting himself now.
    Don't worry pseudopuss, you're safe.

    The chances of you catching off your hand are minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Antibiotic-resistant clap has been in Thailand for decades...thanks to lax prescription medicine governance.
    So it wasn't sex then and Viral//Bacterial morphology. As an aside Manny when exactly did you arrive in Thailand?

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    If Aliens wanted to take over the planet, all they'd need to do would be to introduce an incurably fatal STD. The world population would be wiped out in a couple of years and not a building damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    all they'd need to do would be to introduce an incurably fatal STD. The world population would be wiped out in a couple of years and not a building damaged.
    AIDS? But it never happened.



    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    So it wasn't sex then and Viral//Bacterial morphology.
    Of course STDs require sex to be transmitted. It's right there in the name.
    It's not bacterial morpholgy, per se, it's natural selection. As antibiotics are administered incorrectly, infections are not completely overcome and surviving colonies are comprised of bacteria that are gradually growing to become resistant to the medication. It's the reason antibiotics are prescription only in enlightened countries.

    I'd lay (small) odds that the infections reported in the OP have a source in some third world country where antibiotics are sold over-the-counter.

    There is a constant search for new, more powerful antibiotics as superbugs that have developed resistance pop up here and there, not just STDs.

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    It won’t take much…

    https://www.cdc.gov/features/1918-fl...mic/index.html

    Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

    Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza (flu) pandemic that swept the globe in what is still one of the deadliest disease outbreaks in recorded history.

    It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus, and the number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. The pandemic was so severe that from 1917 to 1918, life expectancy in the United States fell by about 12 years, to 36.6 years for men and 42.2 years for women. There were high death rates in previously healthy people, including those between the ages of 20 and 40 years old, which was unusual because flu typically hits the very young and the very old more than young adults.

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    well maan u are nearly correct, in typical small minded scientific manner, u overlook the main reason to/for resistance,... more than the sell over the counter.... it is common for people on anti biotics.

    1 drink alcohole whilst on meds.

    2 stop meds part way through the course.

    i would guess that most third world countries are top of the list for both scenarios,,, but the so called west has been useing drugs for a lot longer than bannana states.... hence super bugs have been around for a long time.

    as a side story , a yank friend of mine,, his daughter got a med degree from stamford, once she decided she new/understood the use of antibiotics,, she actually advised him to take them regularly due to living in los and the potential for nasty bugs.. both a pair of idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    1 drink alcohole whilst on meds.
    Certainly alcohol should not be taken with some courses of medication. With most antibiotics it's a myth (2 notable exceptions, but they're uncommonly prescribed meds). The myth was deliberately started way back in penicillin days when penicillin was used to treat the clap. Doctors found clap patients would reinfect themselves after having a night on the booze before the prescribed medication had done it's job, thus they started advising no booze while on penicillin. Really what they meant was no whoring while you have the clap....but explain that to a sailor vs some fake pseudo science of "no booze with this medicine".


    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    2 stop meds part way through the course.
    Thus having the meds prescribed and advised about by a doctor, instead of self-prescription from over the counter makes a difference. Which was my point and the point of making antibiotics prescription only.

    So, I reject...
    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    small minded scientific manner, u overlook the main reason to/for resistance
    However, I agree...
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    both a pair of idiots.
    Sounds like it! Stamford, eh? Sad.

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