Gonorrhea: The Next Superbug?

Source: CDC, Genomic sequencing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to respond to the urgent threat of antimicrobial-resistant gonorrhea. June 20, 2017.

For years, public health experts have warned that a rising tide of antibiotic resistance could make once-manageable diseases into untreatable “superbugs.” Now, an illness most would rather ignore is approaching that threshold and demanding global attention: gonorrhea. Gonorrhea, a sexually-transmitted bacterial infection, is already a heavy burden on public health agencies. The WHO estimates that… Continue reading Gonorrhea: The Next Superbug?