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WHO issues warning about rise of drug-resistant gonorrhoea

Conclusion The increase in antimicrobial resistance towards drugs used to treat gonorrhoea is reaching a critical stage, especially given how common the infection is worldwide, with an estimated 78 million new cases in 2012. This study raises concerns around an important topic while also proposing strategies to help address the slow pace of research and development of new drugs. The prevention of gonorrhoea is equally, if not more, important. The most effective way to prevent gonorrhoea is to always use a condom during sex, including anal and oral sex. Read more advice about sexually transmitted infections and how to prevent them. Links To The Headlines Gonorrhoea fast becoming 'untreatable', WHO experts warn. Sky News, July 7 2017 Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria. BBC News, July 7 2017 Gonorrhoea becoming 'untreatable', experts warn. ITV News, July 7 2017 Untreatable gonorrhoea 'superbug' spreading around world, WHO warns. The Guardian, July 7 2017 Links To Science Global Antibiotics Research and Development Partnership. Multi-drug-resistant gonorrhoea: a research and development roadmap to discover new medicines. July 2017 (PDF, 230kb)
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