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Study Warns of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea


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  • Gonorrhea is increasingly becoming resistant to available drug treatments, and as such may soon pose a major public health threat, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) already recognizes drug-resistant gonorrhea as "an emergency," with several countries, including Australia, France, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, experiencing increasing infections
  • Gonorrhea is one of 18 drug-resistant superbugs identified as "urgent, serious and concerning threats" to humankind
  • Agricultural uses of antibiotics account for about 80 percent of all antibiotic use in the US; this low-dosage usage is implicated as a major contributor to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • Each year, two million American adults and children become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 of them die as a result

By Dr. Mercola

Cases of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea have been on the decline in the US since the 1970s. However, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hints that this might not be the case for long.

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