You For Look Sharp; The World Health Organization Says Gonorrhea Is Becoming Untreatable

Gonorrhea is that STD you quickly run to the Doctor to fix you with some drugs after you get infected.

Currently, new information from the World Health Organization (WHO) says the gonorrhea is becoming untreatable and immune to available medication.

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Giving details of studies showing a “very serious situation” with regard to highly drug-resistant forms of the sexually-transmitted disease, WHO experts said it was “only a matter of time” before last-resort gonorrhea antibiotics would be of no use.

“Gonorrhea is a very smart bug,” said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist at the Geneva-based U.N. health agency.

“Every time you introduce a new type of antibiotic to treat it, this bug develops resistance to it.”

The WHO estimates 78 million people a year get gonorrhea, an STD that can infect the genitals, rectum and throat.

The infection, which in many cases has no symptoms on its own, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility, as well as increasing the risk of getting HIV.

Source: Reuters

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