A new report indicates that the dangerous gonorrhea superbug is spreading faster than usual.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports the strain of gonorrhea is spreading at an alarming rate across the world putting millions of lives at danger.
The incurable gonorrhea is skyrocketing after becoming resistant to antibiotics, and it’s being transmitted so rapidly through oral sex and a decline in condom use.
The bacterial infection is normally treated with a short and simple dose of antibiotics, but this form of gonorrhea has become progressively resistant to common antibiotics.
According to researchers, antibiotic resistance is mainly driven by the over-subscription of antibiotics.
In 2016, the WHO warned that a “super” strain of gonorrhea could become immune to antibiotics in a “matter of years”. But now experts from the WHO have said it is “only a matter of time” before last-resort gonorrhea antibiotics would be of no use at all.
In terms of oral sex being a culprit, the sexually transmitted bacteria can live at the back of the throat and because of this, it is frequently exposed to antibiotics used to treat throat infections.
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