First case of super-resistant gonorrhea reported

3/29/2018 8:47:00 AM

Tehran (KNA) - Public Health England is investigating the case of a UK man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea.

The man attended sexual health services this year and was found to be infected with a form of the bacteria that is completely resistant to the first line of treatment used against it.

First-line treatment for gonorrhea is a combination of two antibiotics (azithromycin and ceftriaxone), and this is the first global report of an infection with high-level resistance to both drugs, according to Public Health England.

The man caught the sexually transmitted infection in Southeast Asia one month before his symptoms began, the case report states.

Source: CNN

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