Sexually transmitted superbug warning as infections soar 26%
Gonorrhoea diagnoses in England have risen to their highest level for 40 years and jumped 26 percent since 2017, sparking warnings from health chiefs about the threat from drug-resistant strains.
Public Health England figures show there were 447,694 sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2018, a rise of 5 percent in a year.
Experts warned about the UK's first case of "super-gonorrhoea" a year ago, although the man was eventually cured it required extensive treatment with a cocktail of drugs usually held in reserve for the most serious infection...
The problem is caused by a phenomenon that a later news story today outlined. Most Americans and likely most in the West believe that sex outside of wedlock is morally acceptable. If this concept were to be turned on its heals and hearts turned toward the Lord Jesus in repentence, this problem would disappear.
It seems to be a kind of a curse on the sexually immoral. HIV has wrought its woes but in tbe developed world seems to be a tamed tiger from what the press has to say...or doesn't. So the Lord has brought a new curse.
We as Christians need to beware ourselves lest we also fall into temptation. We of ourselves are just as guilty as these, just in our own and hopefully different way. We are nothing apart from the True Vine but dried up, worthless branches good only for the fire. Let us abide in Jesus and seek after Him.
The problem isn't only in England apparently‚ĚóAs webmed pointed out,
Dennis Thompson wrote: "We know gonorrhea has an incredible capacity to develop resistance to antibiotics," Blank said. "Where we are right now, untreatable gonorrhea is a real possibility."
Untreated gonorrhea can cause sterility in people, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and destructive arthritis, Blank said. Babies exposed to gonorrhea by infected mothers can be stricken blind.
"Gonorrhea also facilitates significantly the transmission of HIV infection between sex partners," said Blank, who wrote an editorial accompanying the new trial results.
In this clinical trial with 141 participants, zoliflodacin proved nearly as effective as ceftriaxone.
--"New Antibiotic Helps Against 'Super Gonorrhea'"