Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Found

Scientists in Japan have discovered a new strain of gonorrhea that appears to be resistant to all antibiotics.
"This is both an alarming and a predictable discovery," lead researcher Magnus Unemo, professor at the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria in Örebro, Sweden, said in a statement. "Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it."