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Gonorrhea is evolving and may become resistant to Antibiotics

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Jul 16, 2016 )    |    Health, Science


As we take our advancement in Antibiotic therapies worldwide, it isn’t only we who are developing a new form of defense to combat microbes, microbes themselves are also developing some kind of immunity towards our commonly administered antibiotics. It has already been found out that the sinister bacteria that causes sexually transmitted disease in all walks of life who are dangerously engaged in unprotected sex is at the stage of developing resistance to antibiotics.

There were a few number of real world reports already that variants of Neisseria gonorrhoea coined as”Super Bug” as they call it is infecting unsuspecting groups, mostly from sexually active individuals. Currently there were only two of the broad spectrum antibiotics available in the market that could combat the infected in an unfortunate cases according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this “Super Bug” seems to have an immunity to both Cetriaxione and Azithromycin – the only two remaining antibiotics capable on fighting the infection.

These two drugs are commonly given to patients with Gonoccocal infection and if these drugs will now longer cure the disease, the population is in real danger. Somehow, the resistance mechanism ofN.gonorrhoeae to drugs are stilllow but has been doubled since its discovery with an increase on the percentage of samples resistant to Azithromycin from 0.6 per cent to 2.5 per cent and from 0.4 per cent doubling to 0.8 per cent on Cetriaxione.

Though the slow but increasing fold of gonorrheal resistance to bacteria is still far from alarming, CDC and other health research facilities who closely monitors the disease aren’t sure when the bacteria would complete its evolution and become completely resistant to our available antibiotics today.

Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are already advancing their research and are in the process of providing new generations of antibiotics to combat this disease however there’s a “but” in their and it’s unlikely that we’re getting these new antibiotics in our pharmacies sooner. So, experts advice: be aware and be vigilant, stay away from multiple partners and be safe.