Tuesday, May 07, 2013

New Sex Disease, Worse than HIV/AIDS, Identified

News sources are warning hedonists to practice "safe sex" due to a new strain of gonorrhea spreading around the world, and reporting that there is no known cure and that death could occur within days of sexual activity.
If gonorrhea becomes resistant to all antibiotics, "then we're going to be in the same situations that were we in the 1800s."
-- Dr. Bruce Hirsch, North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, NY)
News Flash!! Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be stopped by abstaining from adultery -- works every time!

UPDATE 12/30/15: Another Sex Disease Untreatable — 'Super Gonorrhea'

UPDATE 11/29/13: New Aggressive HIV Strain Spreading AIDS Worldwide

For background, read Sexual Immorality Causes Cancer: HPV Epidemic and also read Obama Funds Condom Delivery Service to Pre-teens as well as Obamanation: Creating More Sex Disease than Jobs and in addition read Fictional 'Safe Sex' - Government Losing War on STDs

-- From "Drug-resistant 'sex superbug' worse than AIDS" by Gabrielle Levy, UPI.com 5/6/13

Researchers said HO41, discovered in Japan in 2011, could rise to the level of drug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA, CRE, which infect as many as one in 20 hospital patients and kill about half those infected.

"It's an emergency situation," said William Smith, the executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors [NCSD], because gonorrhea can be difficult to detect and this particular strain could potentially put someone in septic shock and kill them in just a few days.

Resistance to antibiotics is a rapidly mounting crisis, as diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, once relatively simple to cure, have become able to withstand treatment.

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From "New Gonorrhoea Strain 'Worse Than Aids'" by Sky News 5/6/13

The new strain of gonorrhoea resists existing drugs and the NCSD has asked the US government for an extra $53m (£34m) in funding to prepare.

It claims it is a case of "if, not when" a drug-resistant form of the disease arrives in the US, and that if action is not taken now it could potentially cost around $780m (£501m) to treat.

Professor Dame Sally Davies, England's Chief Medical Officer, recently advised the Government to add the threat of drug-resistant gonorrhoea to the civil emergencies risk register.

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From "Gonorrhea HO41 Superbug may be 'Worse Than AIDS'" by Kathleen Lees, Science World Report 5/6/13

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium that can easily grow in warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus and fallopian tubes in women, and the urethra in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes and anus.

Furthermore, it can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and even, in some cases, infertility. The disease is the second most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in North America

Gonorrhoea can be hard to detect, without obvious blisters or pain. It shows no symptoms in 50 percent of women, and 5 percent of men.

Researchers are hoping that raising awareness of the condition can prevent future health problems. However, as noted by professor Cathy Ison, head of the National Reference Laboratory for Gonorrhoea which is part of Public Health England, according to the Today programme, "there is a possibility that if we don't do something then it could become untreatable by 2015."

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From "Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea not 'worse than AIDS,' experts say" by Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily 5/7/13

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is a serious public health issue, but comparing the illness to AIDS, as a recent article did, is misleading, experts say.

"At this point in time, AIDS is a fatal infection," while gonorrhea patients very rarely die from the condition, said Dr. Carlos del Rio, chair of the Global Health Department at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. However, both experts stressed that antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea was a very serious problem. "There really is no reason to compare it to anything else," del Rio said.

Gonorrhea is becoming increasingly resistant to the antibiotics doctors have to treat it. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that there is just one drug left that can be used as a first-line treatment for the disease. The drug, ceftriaxone (an antibiotic delivered by injection) is recommended to be used along with other antibiotics, such as such as azithromycin or doxycycline, for seven days.

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