Coming Soon: Incurable Super Gonorrhea En Route From Japan

Coming Soon: Incurable Super Gonorrhea En Route From Japan

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You may remember gonorrhea from such moments as that visit to your campus clinic freshman year, or the time it felt like you were urinating fire out of your penis. Ah, memories…

In a horrifying blast from the past, an incurable strain of the big G is running rampant throughout Japan, and could be headed stateside faster than you can say “discharge.”

Since the 1940s, the sexually transmitted disease known as “the clap” has been easily treated with antibiotics. But the new strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae has genetically mutated to evade cephalosporins — the only antibiotics still effective against the infection.

“This is both an alarming and a predictable discovery,” lead researcher Magnus Unemo, professor at the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria in Örebro, Sweden, said in a statement. “Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it.”

The discovery, announced by Unemo at the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research meeting in Quebec City, Canada, could hail gonorrhea’s transition from treatable STD to global public health threat.

OMGonorrhea, no. The ability to wish STD’s like gonorrhea and her ugly step-sisters Chlamydia and Syphilis away with a single antibiotic pill has unfortunately made the world forget that these three diseases are killers. Untreated infection from STD’s can lead to infertility, total organ failure and then death.

Wrap it up, y’all. Every time. The fate of the human race is in your hands (and loins).

(via ABC News)

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