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CDC Warns STD Treatment Is Ineffective And Fears 'Gonorrhea Epidemic' Due To Resistance To Antibiotics

MAILONLINE.COM - U.S. health officials are warning a widespread drug used to treat gonorrhea has been rendered ineffective, leaving only one drug option to defend against one of the most rampant sexually transmitted diseases in America.

The bacteria that causes gonorrhea has become resistant to antibiotics used to treat the condition, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC's announcement echos concerns raised by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this summer, that sounded the alarm that a widespread treatment for the disease was not longer viable. click here to read more

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