Could a vaccine finally conquer gonorrhoea?


The intriguing possibility that gonorrhoea could be conquered via vaccination rather than condoms is being actively pursued, just as untreatable strains fuel a global rise in cases.

With Neisseria gonorrhoeae now resistant to five classes of antimicrobials, attention is turning to the possible repurposing of a meningococcal vaccine that has been shown to damp down transmission of the STI.