January 9, 2013

Experts: Gonorrhea May Become Incurable

Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience


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Workers at a Canadian clinic have discovered that almost 7 percent of their patients with gonorrhea had a strain of the bacteria against which all oral antibiotics are useless. This alarming report suggests gonorrhea may become an untreatable disease, warn public health experts.

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TAGGED: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Gonorrhea, Antibiotic Resistance

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