The World Health Organisation has some bad news for anyone who likes a bit of franger-free fun: gonorrhoea, a super-common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility (and other bad times), is rapidly becoming antibiotic-resistant.
In fact, according to the WHO, at least three people worldwide already have completely treatment-resistant gonorrhoea. The organisation is calling for more research and development into new antibiotics, and the issue has seen antibiotic resistance become a hot topic at this year’s G20 summit.
To which I think we can all say: FINALLY. Antibiotic resistance has been happening for a while; it’s about time we started sorting that shit out. Particularly when it comes to an STI that looks like a pair of angry bollocks and will fuck up your reproductive system for good.
According to Teodora Wi, a WHO specialist:
“Gonorrhoea is a very smart bug. Every time you introduce a new type of antibiotic to treat it, this bug develops resistance to it.”
Syphilis and antibiotic-resistant Gonorrhea right now pic.twitter.com/zQwC1tMjg4
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About 78 million people get gonorrhoea every year, and with numbers like that, the three unlucky souls who’ve got the ultra-resistant cases are likely to have company pretty soon.
Now’s just as good time as any to remind you to wrap that shit up before you’re getting down. I mean it. Go buy some rubbers. Now.
Source: The Age.
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