‘Super gonorrhoea’ warning: Deadly STI in the UK - symptoms to look out for

GONORRHOEA is a sexually transmitted infection that ’s caused by a bacterial infection. Antibiotic-resistant strains have been spotted in the UK, and it’s been dubbed ‘super gonorrhoea’. These are the common symptoms and signs you should be looking out for. Are you at risk?
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Publication date: Available online 29 November 2018Source: Molecular and Cellular ProbesAuthor(s): Malik Siddique Mahmood, Muhammad Asad Ullah, Hina Batool, Sana Batool, Naeem Mehmood AshrafAbstractGonorrheal infections are the second most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases STDs in the USA populations after Chlamydia. These infections have now become an urgent problem to address because Neisseria gonorrhoeae is capable of developing resistance to multiple antibiotic classes. Infection with these antibiotic-resistant strains has become the major public health concern. Although extensive researches are ongoing to contro...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Probes - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Alarming increase in the resistance to commonly used antimicrobials for gonorrhoea in our study, especially of fluoroquinolones, is a clarion call for the urgent need for prudence in prescribing them. Observing the rampant resistance exhibited by N. gonorrhoeae, it is clear that the day is not far when it will acquire a superbug status and become intractable to treatment by the available antibiotics.
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
Some types of the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhoea have become resistant to several antibiotics – but laboratory research on a new drug is showing promise against this'superbug'.WebMD Health News
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Some types of the sexually transmitted infection known as gonorrhoea have become resistant to several antibiotics – but laboratory research on a new drug is showing promise against this'superbug'.WebMD Health News
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Conclusion This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. But it's difficult to form any firm conclusions because of the nature of the case and control groups. For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. It could just be down to pure chance and have nothing to do with the vaccine. So before we celebrate the alleged "cure of gonorrhoea", there are many things to consider: T...
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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 prev...
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7 July 2017 – Data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea – a common sexually-transmitted infection – more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat. Some countries – particularly high-income ones, where surveillance is best – are finding cases of the infection tha t are untreatable by all known antibiotics. These cases may just be the tip of the iceberg, as gonorrhoea is more common in lower-income countries.
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Nature Reviews Urology 14, 139 (2017). doi:10.1038/nrurol.2016.268 Authors: Magnus Unemo &Jorgen S. Jensen The emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major concern worldwide and already compromises treatment effectiveness and control of several bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Mycoplasma genitalium are evolving into so-called superbugs that can become resistant, both in vitro
Source: Nature Reviews Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Listerine was first invented in the late 19th century, and as early at 1879, manufacturers claimed the disinfectant was effective at both cleaning floors and curing gonorrhea. Now, 137 years later, scientists have published the first ever randomized controlled trial testing Listerine’s gonorrhea claim in the medical journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The verdict: the bad-breath mouthwash does indeed kill gonorrhea bacteria, both in petri dishes and in people’s throats. Gonorrhea is a mild, sometimes asymptomatic bacterial infection that can cause infertility, sterility and even death if left untreated. An...
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[Non-viral sexually transmitted infections - Epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostics and therapy : Part 1: Gonococci]. Hautarzt. 2016 Dec 15; Authors: Nenoff P, Manos A, Ehrhard I, Krüger C, Paasch U, Helmbold P, Handrick W Abstract Approximately 1 million people are infected per day worldwide by one or more sexually transmitted infections (STI) as estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Gonorrhoea represents an almost exclusively sexually transmitted infection, which predominantly affects mucous membranes of the genitourinary tract. Extragenital localization of infection...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
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