Resistant to Antibiotics – Gonorrhea strain found in Japan

A strain of gonorrhea is that is resistant to all currently available antibiotics has been identified in Japan.

Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted through oral, genital or anal sex with an infected person. If left untreated, the disease can cause other problems, including sterility and a greater susceptibility to HIV.

The newly identified strain of the sexually transmitted infection, called H041, is resistant to the last remaining drugs that treat gonorrhea, known as cephalosporin-class antibiotics, researchers told the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research conference in Quebec City this week. Gonorrhea infection can cause the hand and wrist to swell if it spreads through the bloodstream and leads to a widespread reaction.

This was found in Kyoto in Japan…

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