Frightening ‘Super Gonorrhea’ Strain Emerges

gty_gonorrhea_sc_110708_wgIt has been found in Japan, the country from which new strains have typically originated in the past. (Due to their love hotels?) It could go global in a decade, writes Reuters:

Scientists have found a “superbug” strain of gonorrhea in that is resistant to all antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat.

The new strain of the sexually transmitted disease — called H041 — cannot be killed by any currently recommended treatments for gonorrhea, leaving doctors with no other option than to try medicines so far untested against the disease.

Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with colleagues from Japan in samples from Kyoto, described it as both “alarming” and “predictable.”

In a telephone interview Unemo said the fact that the strain had been found first in Japan also followed an alarming pattern — “Japan has historically been the place for the first emergence and subsequent global spread of different types of resistance in gonorrhea,” he said.

Unemo said however that experience from previous degrees of resistance acquired by gonorrhea suggested this new multi-drug resistant strain could spread around the world within decades. “Based on the historical data … resistance has emerged and spread internationally within 10 to 20 years,” he said.

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  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    South Park already covered this story … http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/154940/super-aids

  • jasonpaulhayes

    South Park already covered this story … http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/154940/super-aids

  • Anonymous

    Oh joy… as if Fukushima, Pearl Harbor. Anime porn and Godzilla wasn’t bad enough. 

    Put away your privates boys and girls, we won’t be “riding” this one out…

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Oh joy… as if Fukushima, Pearl Harbor. Anime porn and Godzilla weren’t bad enough. 

    Put away your privates boys and girls, we won’t be “riding” this one out…

    • ItsAlwaysSomething

      Ten to twenty years seems like a decent amount of time to find a treatment…

    • wizard troll

      oh i love you comment rex vestri! oh since you like mine i like yours too gooddoktorbad. <3

  • ItsAlwaysSomething

    Ten to twenty years seems like a decent amount of time to find a treatment…

  • Rex Vestri

    Look!
    Up in the sky!
    It’s a bird…It’s a plane…
    It’s SUPER CLAP!

  • Rex Vestri

    Look!
    Up in the sky!
    It’s a bird…It’s a plane…
    It’s SUPER CLAP!

  • frog legs

    They should not be having sex anyway, they are all clones just skip the awkwardness do it in a lab…. :P 

  • frog legs

    They should not be having sex anyway, they are all clones just skip the awkwardness do it in a lab…. :P 

  • wizard troll

    oh i love you comment rex vestri! oh since you like mine i like yours too gooddoktorbad. <3

  • wizard troll

    oh i love you comment rex vestri! oh since you like mine i like yours too gooddoktorbad. <3

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Not that it matters much. People are still having sex…and nothing seems to stop them…

    even if a disease came along that took effect instantly and made your genitals explode just before killing you in agony…as long as you couldn’t visually determine whether someone had it…people would fuck because its what they do. It might help just a little if we could get drug companies to actually work on drugs that work…instead of dope with a high price tag that requires near permanent use (and therefore monthly$$). 

    • The_Baffler

       I don’t doubt the importance of reproduction, but just think – at any one time the vast majority of the people around you don’t even realize there is anything else to live for but sex.

      So when their gentials started to explode expect to see one triumphant fist pump.

      • GreyMatterTripp

        Someone is sexually frustrated…..

      • Guest

        I DO doubt the importance of reproduction.  Sex is a God-given gift that we all have in common… a sort of pleasure escape mechanism.. and I really don’t know how to connect it in a scholarly fashion, but I suspect the pleasure of orgasm may connect us to some higher spiritual realm, similar to that of the sleep, dream-world.  Not to get all Freudian, but sex is connected to more than one could possibly imagine.  I mean, for example.. why gay isn’t legal… that is a sexual issue in people who disagree.  I’m not saying that they may be repressed homosexuals or something, but there definitely is a sexual issue in yourself if you cannot allow another person to live and enjoy the sex they like.  The line is only when it could hurt another person.. emotionally, physically, or spiritually.  Other than that, I agree with everything VoxMagi said.

      • arbelisk

        lol, I agree. I’m going to laugh when someone gets it from being a damn retard thinking its cool to sleep with everything.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Not that it matters much. People are still having sex…and nothing seems to stop them…

    even if a disease came along that took effect instantly and made your genitals explode just before killing you in agony…as long as you couldn’t visually determine whether someone had it…people would fuck because its what they do. It might help just a little if we could get drug companies to actually work on drugs that work…instead of dope with a high price tag that requires near permanent use (and therefore monthly$$). 

  • Anonymous

     I don’t doubt the importance of reproduction, but just think – at any one time the vast majority of the people around you don’t even realize there is anything else to live for but sex.

    So when their gentials started to explode expect to see one triumphant fist pump.

  • http://twitter.com/GreyMatterT GreyMatterTripp

    Someone is sexually frustrated…..

  • JoJoDancer

    I can remember a time when gonorrhea was one of the “good STDs”.  My how times have changed.

  • JoJoDancer

    I can remember a time when gonorrhea was one of the “good STDs”.  My how times have changed.

  • TennesseeCyberian

    I can remember a time when gonorrhea was one of the “good STDs”.  My how times have changed.

  • Guest

    I DO doubt the importance of reproduction.  Sex is a God-given gift that we all have in common… a sort of pleasure escape mechanism.. and I really don’t know how to connect it in a scholarly fashion, but I suspect the pleasure of orgasm may connect us to some higher spiritual realm, similar to that of the sleep, dream-world.  Not to get all Freudian, but sex is connected to more than one could possibly imagine.  I mean, for example.. why gay isn’t legal… that is a sexual issue in people who disagree.  I’m not saying that they may be repressed homosexuals or something, but there definitely is a sexual issue in yourself if you cannot allow another person to live and enjoy the sex they like.  The line is only when it could hurt another person.. emotionally, physically, or spiritually.  Other than that, I agree with everything VoxMagi said.

  • arbelisk

    lol, I agree. I’m going to laugh when someone gets it from being a damn retard thinking its cool to sleep with everything.