Super Gonorrhea Seems Imminent in United States; No Treatment



Wrap it up, kids. No, seriously: WRAP. IT. UP.
The millennialist generation is in for a world of hurt if they don’t get better about condom usage.
A new antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, or “cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea”, has appeared in Japan, France and Spain, and is poised to appear in the United States soon. Cephalosporin can be used to refer to penicillin and tetracyclines, medicines presently used to treat the common venereal disease.
Per Business Insider:

Gonorrhea is “remarkably adept” at developing resistance to the drugs used to treat it, the researchers note. It can no longer be treated by penicillin and other antimicrobial drugs; the antibiotics cefixime and ceftriaxone are currently our last line of defense against it. If gonorrhea continues to adapt and develops a resistance to those as well, it would “pose a major public health challenge,” the researchers note.

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Other semi-resistant strains have already appeared in North America and Hawaii. But a completely cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea strain was reported last year in Toronto.
If left untreated, gonorrhea can cause:

Gonorrhea if left untreated may last for weeks or months with higher risks of complications. One of the complications of gonorrhea is systemic dissemination resulting in skin pustules or petechia, septic arthritis, meningitis, or endocarditis.

So, basically, just wrap it up.

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