The real threat: the British report a sexually transmitted disease that "does not take" antibiotics

The real threat: the British report a sexually transmitted disease that "does not take" antibiotics

In Britain, they are concerned about the superstable strain of the venereal disease, which can not be treated with antibiotics. It’s about gonorrhea – one of the most common diseases in the world, which is characterized by purulent inflammation of the urinary tract.
Officials from the Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom said that this sexually transmitted infection, characterized by damage to the mucous membranes of the genitals and urinary organs, is becoming more resistant to therapy.
So, one of the residents of Great Britain, already this year, contracted gonorrhea as a result of contact with a partner from Southeast Asia. The man was treated with two kinds of antibiotics, but the bacterial infection showed high resistance to both antimicrobial drugs. It turned out that the strain of this virus of gonorrhea is resistant to all kinds of antibiotics. There are also reports of similar cases from Japan, France and Spain.
According to Dr. Olven Williams, head of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, the emergence of a new strain of gonorrhea with high resistance causes serious concern. Doctors fear the onset of an epidemic of incurable gonorrhea.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the World Health Organization, 78 million new cases of gonorrhea are registered annually in the world.
Doctors recall that the disease manifests itself already 3-7 days after infection and can occur acutely or chronically. Acute gonorrhea is characterized by the release of mucus, pus, sensation of tickling, burning and pain in the terminal section of the urethral canal, frequent urge to urinate, which is very painful. Approximately half of infected people do not have any symptoms, especially at the onset of the disease. The most prone to a low-symptom or asymptomatic course of a woman’s disease.
For prevention of gonorrhea, as well as other STIs, it is recommended to use latex, and if intolerant – polyurethane, but not natural membrane condoms. In the case of unprotected sex, antibacterial prophylaxis is not recommended, except in cases of contact with a partner who has a high probability of infection. The main tablet preparation, the use of which is possible with gonorrhea or the risk of its development, is cefixime, preferably a dispersible tablet of 400 mg once. However, to practice this antibiotic treatment constantly after each unprotected contact is fraught with the development of resistance of microorganisms, which in the future will lead to failures in treatment and severe complications.

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