Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea is a major concern among health experts — and oral sex could be making the threat even more dire.
A new World Health Organization report
that analyzed data from 77 countries found that gonorrhea has developed
varying degrees of resistance to the antibiotics used to treat it.
WHO found a “widespread resistance to older and cheaper antibiotics”
— and in some countries, there have been reports of gonorrhea that can’t
be treated with any known antibiotics.
bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart,” Dr. Teodora Wi,
Medical Officer, Human Reproduction, at the WHO said in the statement.
“Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection,
the bacteria evolve to resist them.” Read more (7/7/17)