Friday, September 18, 2015

Drug resistance: 'Super-gonorrhoea' outbreak in Leeds - BBC News

The issue of antibiotic resistance and drug resistance in general is getting very real for not only the poorest parts of the world with TB but also now among the UK population:

 "Highly drug-resistant gonorrhoea is spreading in the north of England ....
One of the main treatments has become useless against the new strain of the sexually transmitted infection."

'Super-gonorrhoea' outbreak in Leeds - BBC News

QUOTE: "If this becomes the predominant strain in the UK we're in big trouble, so we have to be really meticulous in making sure each of these individuals has all their contacts traced and treated." its already reached "further four have been reported in Macclesfield, Oldham and Scunthorpe."

I wonder how much of this is out there outside of the UK and how much it gets transmitted from here to countries with poor health systems, that will be a disaster!

#antibioticResistance #MDRTB #TB


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