A new strain of gonorrhoea discovered in Japan has been found by Swedish scientists to be resistant to antibiotics and already changes have had to be made to the type of antibiotic and dosage that is required to combat it. This is a troubling discovery as this strain could snowball into epidemic proportions. Gonorrhoea is a common sexual transmitted disease which is normally easily treatable with cephalosporins (antibiotic) but this new strain could change all that.
It is now more important than ever to use condoms during sex and to get yourself examined for STD’s if you have indulged in unprotected sex. Young adults have the highest rate of infection for gonorrhoea and they need to be aware of this new development and should take appropriate precautions.
Gonorrhoea is a STD which can cause infertility in both sexes and can be life threatening if left untreated. Hopefully pharmaceutical companies and governments will pour in funds for researching alternative treatment for this mutated strain and start spreading more awareness to stop this disease from becoming something that may haunt our society for years to come.