Gonorrhea Super-Strain; Doctors Warn of “Alarming” Antibiotic-Resistant Form of Common STD (VIDEO)

Gonorrhea Super-Strain; Doctors Warn of “Alarming” Antibiotic-Resistant Form of Common STD (VIDEO)

Gonorrhea Super-Strain; Doctors Warn of “Alarming” Antibiotic-Resistant Form of Common STD (VIDEO)

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July 12 2011 4:11 PM

Gonorrhea Super-Strain; Doctors Warn of “Alarming” Antibiotic-Resistant Form of Common STD (VIDEO)

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Gonorrhea is trending ... as if it ever went OUT of style.

Researchers have discovered a super-strain of the STD that can't be treated by today's antibiotics. Doctors called the finding "both alarming and predictable," because the disease has been developing more drug resistance for decades. Lab tests show the super bug spreads rapidly and shares its immunity quickly, increasing other strains' resistance.

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There are 700,000 new cases of gonorrhea each year in the U.S. It's not the most serious STD but can lead to internal scarring and infertility if untreated.

Experts say new drugs must be developed to combat this “Uberclap.”