Monday, July 11, 2011

Bad news everyone..

 Hitting the news today is a report on a new strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to all available antibiotics.

Here's a link to the MSNBC article quoted below, but you can find hundreds of news reports on the story via google news.

For several years, public health officials have been concerned that gonorrhea, one of the most prevalent STDs in the world, might become resistant to the last widely available antibiotics used to treat it, a class of drugs called cephalosporins.  

Now, it has.

In the space of one week, infectious disease specialists have received a one-two punch of bad news that confirms those fears, including the discovery of a new, cephalosporin-resistant strain of the bacteria.

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