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Just what the Doctor ordered....drug resistant gonnorhea

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The World Health Organization is warning medical providers around the world about the potential spread of a drug-resistant form of gonorrhea, urging them to be vigilant in spotting the disease and taking steps to stop its spread.

The health agency plans to issue a “global action plan,” hoping to raise awareness of the disease and encouraging research efforts to find a cure.

“This organism has basically been developing resistance against every medication we’ve thrown at it,” Dr. Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, a scientist in the WHO’s department of sexually transmitted diseases told The Associated Press.

She added that in a couple of years, the bacterium will no longer respond to treatment with cephalosporin antibiotics, the drugs currently used to treat gonorrhea.

Cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea have so far been identified in Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Sweden and Norway, the AP reported, but it’s likely that there are undetected cases in other countries.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned about the rising rate of drug-resistant gonorrhea in an editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine back in February. So far, there have been no reports of any cases of gonorrhea resistant to cephalosporins in the U.S., the agency says on its website, but it does have a surveillance system in place.

“There is much to do, and the threat of untreatable gonorrhea is emerging rapidly,” the authors wrote.

In 2006, the prevalence of resistance to cephalosporins was about 0.1 percent, but by the middle of 2011, that number rose to 1.7 percent, the authors said. CDC’s first warnings about drug resistance came in 2010.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/06/06/drug-resistant-gonorrhea-spreading-says-world-health-organization/

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More and more viruses are mutating and becoming highly resistant to medical treatment due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. These changes could limit more than your sexual encounters, it could substantially cut you life expectancy. In the near future the world may experience death tolls on a scale not seen since before the advent of antibiotics. See WWI, Spanish Flu.

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most of the people who post on the huddle don't have to worry about contracting an STI.

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