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    Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoa strain identified

    The common bacterial infection has until now been easily treatable with antibiotics but if left alone can cause infertility in women and painful urination and infection in men.

    "This is both an alarming and a predictable discovery," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria.

    "Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhoea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it."

    Details of the discovery were to be released by Dr Unemo and colleagues at the 19th conference of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research, on from July 10-13 in Quebec City, Canada.

    Since the finding is so new, scientists are unclear how widespread the resistant strain may be in the world population, but concerns are mounting that it could spread quickly.
    "While it is still too early to assess if this new strain has become widespread, the history of newly emergent resistance in the bacterium suggests that it may spread rapidly unless new drugs and effective treatment programs are developed," he said.

    The number of new sexually transmitted infection cases in Britain reached almost half a million last year, according to the Health Protection Agency.

    Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoa strain identified - Telegraph

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    Nasty. Imagine getting that fucker and you can't get rid of it.
    Like pissing razor blades apparently.

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    Fucking hell. SUPERCLAP! Run for your lives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Fucking hell. SUPERCLAP! Run for your lives!
    Yep. Nature finds a way.

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    Bare Back Boys are going to suffer

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    Thankfully I've never managed to catch a dose in my life. Even that scene in Boardwalk Empire had me wincing.


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    I'm really surprised that whole antibiotic scheme hasn't backfired throughout the last couple of generations, as they've been highly abused and administered falsely for some time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    I'm really surprised that whole antibiotic scheme hasn't backfired throughout the last couple of generations, as they've been highly abused and administered falsely for some time now.
    Generations of what? Humans or bacteria?


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