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Health Officials Express Concern Over Detection Of Super-Resistant Gonorrhea Case In U.K.

CBS News: “Huge concern” about spread of super-resistant gonorrhea
“Health officials in the U.K. say a man contracted a strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to multiple drugs used to treat the infection. The ‘super-resistant’ infection is the first case of its kind in the country, and raises concerns about the growing problem of bacteria that don’t respond to standard treatments…” (Welch, 3/29).

NPR: Gonorrhea Strain Thwarts 2 Main Drugs, Raising Concerns It’s Becoming Untreatable
“…It’s the first report of a gonorrhea case worldwide that is resistant to both ceftriaxone and azithromycin, the pair of drugs typically effective in treating the disease, according to Public Health England, a U.K. government agency. The strain showed high-level resistance to azithromycin and resistance to ceftriaxone…” (Kennedy, 3/29).

Washington Post: ‘Our greatest fear’: Highly drug-resistant gonorrhea confirmed by health officials
“… ‘This is the first time a case has displayed such high-level resistance to both of these drugs and to most other commonly used antibiotics,’ Gwenda Hughes, who leads the sexually transmitted infection section at Public Health England, said Wednesday in a statement…” (Bever, 3/29).

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