First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America

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    The fears of major health organizations have come true: Gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic has been detected in at least nine North American patients, meaning the era of "incurable" gonorrhea could be close.

    In a study released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a group of scientists led by Vanessa Allen of Public Health Ontario, found that 6.7 percent of patients with gonorrhea at a Toronto clinic still had the disease after a round of cephalosporins, the last effective oral antibiotic used to treat the disease. Of 133 patients who returned for a "test of cure" visit, nine remained gonorrhea-positive. This is the first time cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea has been found in humans in North America.

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    Last year, both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control warned that untreatable gonorrhea—the world's second most common sexually transmitted infection—could soon be a reality as the bacteria showed increasing resistance to cephalosporins in lab tests.

    "These are the clinical cases we've been waiting for," Allen says. "This is the translation of the lab information into what the clinical consequence is."

    Previously, there had been a couple individual case reports of untreatable gonorrhea cases in the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Norway, and Japan. In an accompanying editorial, Robert Kirkcaldy of the CDC writes that gonorrhea is quickly becoming a more threatening disease.

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    "Cephalosporin treatment failures have now been documented in North America," he writes. "Although this milestone was expected, its arrival is deeply troubling."

    Gonorrhea is estimated to infect close to 700,000 Americans each year. Symptoms include painful urination, abdominal pain, genital discharge, itching, and infertility in women. Women who have both HIV and gonorrhea are more likely to pass HIV to their offspring than women with just HIV.

    First Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Cases Detected in North America - US News and World Report
     
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    There seems to be a lot of strains of diseases coming in that are resistant to treatment these days, in my town they had a big thing of mrsa going on which you get in hospitals and the local news was reporting it being a big problem and it being resistant to treatments.
     
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    This strain of flu that has personally affected me and still affecting for over 3 weeks is resistant to antibiotics. Can't get rid of this cough for nothing, emergency room doctor besides getting a chest x-ray couldn't do nothing for me but give me advice because I had this for so long, was stay hydrated and get rest.
     
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    I have known three people personally who got afflicted with mrsa and one was even hospitalized for it because the treatments just didn't work.

    With your flu situation and the article you posted it makes me wonder what the heck is going on?
     
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    there isn't an antibiotic on earth that will treat a flu virus.
     
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    Well I was talking about mrsa.
     
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    This is true, but when I was initially seen my doctor and started my 8 day treatment of antibiotics and 3 days of prednisone, I wasn't being treated for the flu, but supposedly an upper respiratory infection.

    It wasn't until 2 weeks later and in the ER room when I found out what I was really dealing with. Learning that the prednisone weaken my immunity system.
     
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    That's the whole point of Western Medicine: To Weaken You.
    From sideeffectstoday(dot)com: Prednisone:
    Well isn't that nice! You get an upper respiratory infection and they wanna' suppress your entire immune system. It's like decendents of Josef Mengele run the Medical System or something.
     
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    Hey there swingin' bachelors are you tired of the steady drip, drip, drip of gonorrhea? We've got just what you need, new Peter Rooter!
    Peter Rooter, that's the name you just flush your troubles down the drain. Rotten peter, rotten peter, rotten peter.

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    More Americans falling ill and dying from drug resistant infections...

    Report: Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Growing in US
    September 16, 2013 WASHINGTON — A new U.S. government report says more than two million Americans fall ill each year with drug-resistant infections, and 23,000 of them are dying as a result. Officials warn that steps must be taken now to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotic drugs.
     

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