How gonorrhea became a SUPERBUG: Scientists identify mutation in strain resistant to 'last resort' treatment that may allow it to grow faster than normal

Scientists have uncovered new clues on the mutations giving rise to untreatable ‘super gonorrhea.’
In recent years, fears over antibiotic-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted disease have been on the rise as the bacterium continue to evolve ways to thwart the standard treatments.
The antibiotic ceftriaxone is now said to be the last effective weapon in the arsenal – but, just last week, officials confirmed the world’s first recorded case of a ceftriaxone-resistant strain.
Now in what could be a breakthrough in fighting the super-STI, researchers have identified mutations to the... read more

 
5 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 46
Source: Daily Mail
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