Oz not safe from super gonorrhoea

It is only a matter of time before extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea is found in Australia, experts predict, amid a sustained rise in rates of the STI.

Associate Professor David Whiley (pictured) , who issued the stark warning at a infectious diseases conference over the weekend, said he would not be surprised if ceftriaxone, the mainstay of treatment, was rendered virtually useless within a decade.

Cases of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhoea isolated in Japan, France and Spain were only "slight variants" of

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