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Preparedness, surveillance and response

WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization said. Giving details of studies showing a "very serious situation" with regard to highly drug-resistant forms of the disease, WHO experts said it was "only a matter of time" before last-resort gonorrhoea antibiotics would be of no use. "Gonorrhoea is a very smart bug," said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist at the WHO. "Every time you introduce a new type of antibiotic to treat it, this bug develops resistance to it"

July 7, 2017
July 8, 2017
July 7, 2017
United Nations, USA Today

Gonorrhoea on the up

The latest infectious disease surveillance data shows more than 100 notified cases of gonorrhoea in the Barwon south west region in the year to June 11, and almost 200 in the past 12 months. The number of reported cases is more than double that from the same period in 2015, and an increase on those figures from last year. The Victorian Health Department data showed Geelong’s gonorrhoea rate of infection was the highest non-metro rate in all of Victoria

June 13, 2017
The Mercury

Non communicable diseases

Gonorrhoea, world’s second commonest STD, may become untreatable

Experts are saying that gonorrhoea may become untreatable due to its resistance to antibiotic drugs that were hitherto used to treat it. As the disease is rapidly developing this resistance to new antibiotics, this means there are fewer alternative treatments

March 20, 2017
Punch Nigeria

Communicable diseases

Meningitis shot also offers some defence against gonorrhoea, study finds

Researchers studying a mass vaccination campaign against meningitis have found a surprising side effect - the shots also offered moderate protection against gonorrhoea. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, mark the first time an immunization has shown any protection against gonorrhoea and point to new avenues in the search for a gonorrhoea vaccine, scientists said

July 11, 2017
July 12, 2017

Manitoba scientists develop 1st new antibiotic in decades

Canadian scientists say they have discovered the first new antibiotic in decades. They suggest it may be effective in killing two of the most worrisome superbugs: Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The drug, called PEG-2S, works by inhibiting a sodium pump called NQR that at least 20 different types of bacteria need for respiration

April 20, 2017
CTV News, CTV News
April 21, 2017
UKNews.yahoo.com, Anadolu Agency, Canada Journal