Those fears appear to have been borne out with many more countries, including Australia, France, Norway, Sweden and Britain reporting cases of the sexually transmitted disease resistant to cephalosporin antibiotics – normally the final option for treatment of gonorrhea. Approximately 106 million people are infected with gonorrhea each year around the world and treatment with drugs like sulfonamides, penicillin, tetracycline and ciprofloxacin was, until 2008, quick, simple and effective. Now, however, even the last resort drug, cephalosporin, has become ineffective.
WHO: untreatable new gonorrhea superbug is in Britain
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