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CDC Warns Untreatable Gonorrhea is On the Way: A new strain of gonorrhea is resistant to one of the last known effective treatments

Gonorrhea, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, is increasingly showing resistance to one of the last known effective antibiotic treatments, leading researchers from the Centers for Disease Control to "sound the alarm" about potentially untreatable forms of the disease.

"During the past three years, the wily gonococcus has become less susceptible to our last line of antimicrobial defense, threatening our ability to cure gonorrhea," Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's sexually transmitted disease prevention program, wrote in The New England Journal of Medicine last week.
[Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in 37 states]

According to the CDC, gonorrhea has a long history of developing immunity to antibiotics, but doctors have always had a stro


Added: Jun-7-2012 Occurred On: Feb-14-2012
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  • that shits disgusting.. imma go buy condoms

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  • LOCK THOSE VAGINAS UP AND TIE UP THEM PENISES CUZ THE CLAP IS COMING AFTER YA! WITH AN ATTITUDE!

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  • come on, thats bullshit

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  • Sweet thats the welfare problem solved.

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  • Statistics by Country for Gonorrhea http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/g/gonorrhea/stats-country.htm

    800,000 cases (CDC estimate/NIAID)

    Incidence Rate for Gonorrhea: approx 1 in 339 or 0.29% or 800,000 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Gonorrhea to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Gonorrhea to the populations of various countries and r More..

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