The World Health Organization has issued a warning about a new strain of “super gonorrhea” that is infecting people all over the world. They say it spreads through oral sex and is currently untreatable.
Every year, an estimated 78 million people catch gonorrhea, which is the second commonly most reported STD in the US.
According to the NY Daily News, gonorrhoea left in the throat after oral sex is often mistaken for strep throat, so doctors usually prescribe standard antibiotics. This mix of antibiotics and bacteria created this new strain of gonorrhea, which is now resistant to both of the antibiotics that are currently used to treat the STD.
There are reportedly three new drugs in the works, but it’s unclear how effective they’ll be against this new “super gonorrhea” or when they’ll hit the market.
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