Gonorrhoea superbug heading to Australia

Associate Professor David Whiley, of the University of Queensland, told delegates at a meeting on the Gold Coast last week that while no extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of gonorrhoea had been detected in Australia, the general consensus among sexual health experts was that it was only a matter of time before they were.

“The XDR strains that have been reported so far in places like France and Japan are simply a slight variant of a multidrug-resistant clone that appears to have