Incurable gonorrhea may be next superbug

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    An alarming new superbug may be on its way — an incurable form of gonorrhea. The disease, once easily killed with a shot of penicillin, is increasingly becoming drug-resistant. Soon, the world may face a version that can’t be killed by any known antibiotic, warned Catherine Ison, the director of the sexually transmitted bacteria reference library with the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency.

    In recent years, as the disease has evolved, medications once proven to kill the bacteria have become less effective except one, a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. Now some strains of gonorrhea are showing signs of being resistant to even that, Ison told those at a scientific meeting last week in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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    Gonorrhea, is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States. In 2008, there were 336,742 official cases, but this number, the most recent available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may vastly underestimate the true number.

    “We will probably have something like 700,000 cases of gonorrhea this year,” suggested Dr. Edward W. Hook, professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an expert on STD infections.

    Not all of those who are infected know it, contributing to the problem. Undiagnosed cases, or infections that are unsuccessfully treated and then linger without obvious symptoms, can create serious health problems. For example, teenage girls between 15 and 19 account for more cases than any other age group. If they aren’t cured, they risk pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility or ectopic pregnancies. People infected with gonorrhea are also about three times more likely to become infected with HIV should they come into contact with the virus


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    word to parents: i know our little angels are not screwing like rabbits..they would never do that...buy them some condoms....make sure they know to use them....etc...so forth and so on
     
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    wow

    just wow

     
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    Like all mothers Momma Nature can not make up her mind.

    Do you want your son to be your celibate little boy free from the wrath of your disease or do you want grandchildren and lots of them?

    Make up your mind Momma!
     
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    One night in Bangkok could land ya inna hospital with a nasty disease...
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    New Study Warns of Widespread 'Superbugs' in South Asia
    April 07, 2011 - Indian health officials have rejected a new medical study warning of widespread drug-resistant bacteria in the country's capital. But the co-author of the study says Delhi is in denial, and warns the bacteria can spread easily around the world, possibly threatening the effectiveness of medical treatments.
     
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    As a young Corpsman in the West Pac in the early 1980s, I battled a strain of bacteria known as Penicillinase Producing Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (PPNG). As the name implies, the infection made Penicillin and was thus resistant to it as a treatment. One advantage for the Sailor and Marine (and others) who caught PPNG, or the clap, was we treated it with only one shot of Trobicin instead of the two thick cold shots of Procaine Penicillin.
     
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    the e-version of this is already posting on this board.
     
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    This may not have happened so soon (or ever) if there was less over-prescribing of antibiotics and more compliance of patients taking antibiotics.

    The number of resistant bacteria strains is growing rapidly.
     
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    Incurable gonorrhea may be next superbug

    Sounds like "evolution". Oops.
     
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    Don't worry rdean you're completely safe because it's a SEXUALLY transmitted disease.
     
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    you seem to be very relaxed, too.
     

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