Gonorrhoea: Drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. The infection is treatable but Neisseria gonorrhoeae keep showing high levels of azithromycin resistance according to latest results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. This antibiotic agent is part of the currently recommended therapy regimen for gonorrhoea and observed resistance patterns threaten its effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections - Why South Africa Isn't Winning
[The Conversation Africa] Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a serious public health issue. It's estimated that globally, more than a million people are diagnosed with one or more sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis every day. What's more concerning is that the prevalence of infection with chlamydia for example, have remained unchanged over the past 10 years despite better screening in developed countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Super gonorrhoea: Why the STI could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘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? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors told to DOUBLE the dose of antibiotics gonorrhoea patients are given
The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV has published new guidelines for doctors treating gonorrhoea and says they should be given a dose twice as high as current recommendations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Gonorrhoea UK: What is super gonorrhoea? What are the symptoms?
SUPER GONORRHOEA is now making rounds in the UK, leading doctors to reissue advice for tackling the onset of developing sexually transmitted diseases. What is super gonorrhoea and what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-gonorrhoea spread causes 'deep concern'
Two women pick up the hard-to-treat infection, and a European party destination is one line of inquiry. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

English man catches super gonorrhoea in world first case
Public Health England chiefs have issued an alert regarding the possible spread of the bug - which proved resistant to recommended treatment. The man's identity is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two women in the UK diagnosed with super-gonorrhoea
Public Health England has confirmed two women in the UK have been treated for antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea – one of them caught it in the UK and the other on mainland Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex WARNING: Antibiotic-resistant super-gonorrhoea on rise in UK - what are the symptoms?
SEX WARNING: Doctors have warned of a surge in the number of super-gonorrhoea cases and are now reminding the public the benefits of practicing safe sex. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-gonorrhoea is becoming MORE resistant to common antibiotics
The warning by Public Health England comes amid a soar in cases - there were almost 45,000 diagnoses in the country in 2017, a rise of 22 per cent in one year, figures show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is gonorrhoea? Infection spread through SEX could affect your prostate
SEXUALLY transmitted infections become a more prevalent issue as the party season approaches, with drink fuelled flings on the horizon. What is gonorrhoea and how does the disease spread? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics could extend your life by culling older cells that can no longer divide
Salford University scientists made the discovery using azithromycin, which treats infections ranging from gonorrhoea to Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just the flu that's seasonal! Scientist names when 31 diseases most commonly strike
A researcher from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health found the hazy months of June, July and August cause a spike in gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis in the northern hemisphere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One young person in England is told they have an STI every FOUR MINUTES
Fifteen people aged between 15 and 24 were told they had chlamydia or gonorrhoea every hour in England from 2016-to-2017. Untreated, these can cause everything from infertility and arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual health clinics 'struggling' with big STI rise
The use of dating apps is blamed for an increase in syphilis and gonorrhoea in Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistance of gonorrhea in the EU: persistent but stable
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP). This threatens the effectiveness of the currently recommended dual therapy regimen for gonorrhea. Overall, the rates of resistance to cefixime, ceftriaxone and azithromycin have remained stable when compared to recent years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea cases in France triple in 4 years
Health officials in the Netherlands, which borders the country, have warned travellers to pack their own condoms and that holiday romances can be risky. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2017
This report details a spike in cases of syphilis and gonorrhoea in 2017 in England. There was a 20% rise in syphilis cases, and a 22% rise in gonorrhoea cases. The overall rates of sexually transmitted infections remained stable in 2016-17. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Victorian STIs like syphilis and gonorrhoea have increased by more than 20% in the past year
Syphilis,  which can be life-threatening if it severely damages the brain, incidences rose by 20 per cent from 5,955 in 2016 to 7,137 in 2017, according to a report by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis and gonorrhoea up by one-fifth
Both sexually transmitted infections have gone up by about 20% in England in 2017, figures reveal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GARDP's efforts for drug-resistant gonorrhoea treatment receive boost from UK government
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) is pleased to announce a £ 1 million investment from the UK Government's Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three people are infected with 'extensively drug-resistant' gonorrhoea
Between February and March this year one person in the UK and two in Australia failed to respond to the go-to antibiotic treatment for gonorrhoea, a new report reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three people infected with 'extensively drug-resistant' gonorrhoea threaten the control of the STI
Between February and March this year one person in the UK and two in Australia failed to respond to the go-to antibiotic treatment for gonorrhoea, a new report reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Englishman cured of 'world ’s worst' case of super-gonorrhoea
In the first recorded case worldwide, the unidentified man caught a version of the STI that was resistant to two crucial drugs. Public Health England revealed today he has been cured with another antibiotic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured
The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea symptoms: Four signs you could have the sexually transmitted infection
GONORRHOEA symptoms usually develop within two weeks of a person being infected. But sometimes do not appear until many months later, which means the condition can go untreated for some time. The more time you leave, the more likely you are to experience complications. There are four signs of the STI in men and women to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could THIS lead to a cure for 'super gonorrhoea'?
The new breakthrough, made by Monash University researchers, offers hope of a cure amid a surge in cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostitutes in south east Asia are fueling rise of super gonorrhoea
EXCLUSIVE: Professor Johnjoe McFadden, a molecular geneticist at Surrey University, suggested it was likely the prostitution in south east Asia could be fuelling the rise of drug-resistant STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK man contracts world's first super-strength gonorrhoea
Public Health England say case is first global report of strand resilient to main antibiotic careA man in the UK has contracted a super-strength strand of gonorrhoea believed to be the first case globally to resist the main antibiotic treatment.Public Health England (PHE) said the patient had a regular female partner in the UK, but contracted the infection from a sexual encounter with a woman in south-east Asia. He visited a health clinic for treatment in early 2018.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Sexual health Society Antibiotics Drug resistance Science Source Type: news

UK man has world-first case of super-strength gonorrhoea
Public Health England say case is first global report of strand resilient to main antibiotic careA man in the UK has contracted a super-strength strand of gonorrhoea believed to be the first case globally to resist the main antibiotic treatment.Related:Calls to rein in antibiotic use after study shows 65% increase worldwideContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Sexual health Society Antibiotics Drug resistance Science Source Type: news

English man catches SUPER GONORRHOEA after one-night stand in Asia - first confirmed case
AN ENGLISH man has contracted a new strain of ‘super gonorrhoea’, so named because it is resistant to two vital antibiotics. He reportedly caught the disease during a one-night stand in south-east Asia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man has 'world's worst' super-gonorrhoea
It is the first ever case that is resistant to the main antibiotic treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super gonorrhoea: English man has world’s first confirmed case of drug-resistant strain
AN ENGLISH man has contracted a new strain of ‘super gonorrhoea’, so named because it is resistant to two vital antibiotics. He reportedly caught the disease during a one-night stand in south-east Asia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

English man catches super gonorrhoea in world first case
Public Health England chiefs have issued an alert regarding the possible spread of the bug - which proved resistant to recommended treatment. The man's identity is unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Internet-based testing for STIs doubles uptake
Findings from first UK study to compare effect of access to internet-based STI testing against face-to-face appointments Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England Regulator issues warning over unreliable HIV testing kits London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STI symptom checker: Do I have gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis? Signs of sex infections
STIs - or sexually transmitted infections - can be passed on via unprotected sex. These are the symptoms of gonorrhoea - commonly misspelt gonorrhea - chlamydia and syphilis to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online STI kits double testing uptake in young people, study suggests
Offering e-STI kits alongside existing sexual health services could improve testing rates, research indicatesOffering young people testing kits for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) over the internet almost doubles testing uptake compared with inviting them to a clinic, research suggests.In 2016 alone there were more than 417,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England, including gonorrhoea and chlamydia, with rates of STI diagnoses generally higher among young people. While the use of condoms can help to prevent the spread of STIs,a recent survey found that nearly half of under-25s questioned did not ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sexual health Gonorrhoea Society Chlamydia Aids and HIV Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Introducing internet-based testing for STIs doubles testing uptake in South London boroughs
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Providing internet-based testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) could increase the number of people being tested for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea, including among high-risk groups, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Almost half of young people never use a condom with a new partner
PHE wants more under 25s to be protected to stop the spread of STIs Related items fromOnMedica Chlamydia trachomatis infection Sexually transmitted infections Gonorrhoea becoming difficult or impossible to treat, warns WHO Drug-resistant gonorrhoea spreads in England London has highest rate of new STIs, report shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Action Needed to Avoid the End of Modern Medicine
This study influenced the development of the WHO’s new  guidelines, which are aimed at influencing policy makers in the agriculture and health sectors.   According to a WHO press release, the guidelines include:An overall reduction in the use of all classes of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals.Complete restriction of these antibiotics for growth promotion and for disease prevention without diagnosis.Healthy animals should only receive antibiotics to prevent disease if it has been diagnosed in other animals in the same flock or herd or fish population.Antibiotics used in animals ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Khor Tags: Development & Aid Global Governance Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Australia gonorrhoea cases surge 63%
Rates of the disease rose 63% in five years, led by infections in young heterosexual city dwellers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Is Running Out of Much Needed New Antibiotics
Posters: Misuse of antibiotics and risks. Credit: WHOBy Baher KamalROME, Oct 4 2017 (IPS)The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on this issue “Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, includi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gonorrhoea strains across Europe becoming more susceptible to main treatment options
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) According to test results from the annual European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), resistance levels to the main antimicrobials used for treatment of gonorrhoea infection have seen an encouraging decrease since 2010. However, resistance to one antibiotic agent which is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhoea remains high and threatens the effectiveness of this regimen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhea New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhea
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 (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New antibiotic class shows promise against gonorrhoea
A new antibiotic class has been found to be effective against the sexually-transmitted infection gonorrhoea in the laboratory, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhoea New Antibiotic for'Superbug' Gonorrhoea
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 (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New antibiotic could cure superbug super-gonorrhoea
The drug closthioamide has been found to be effective against  drug-resistent super-gonorrhoea - which is rapidly spreading globally because of oral sex and condom use decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news