First case of super-resistant gonorrhea reported
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.