Warning on rise of resistant gonorrhoea

Experts are warning of the "rapidly emerging" threat of untreatable gonorrhoea, amid increasing reports of cases resistant to even last-line antibiotics.

In an article on Thursday, leading US STI experts say it is time to “sound the alarm” over the dwindling number of options for treating gonorrhoea.

Third-generation cephalosporins are currently recommended by US authorities but susceptibility is rapidly waning, with treatment failure now reported in Japan, Norway and the UK.

And "the greatest worry" was a strain isolated in Kyoto in

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