The Feds are still struggling with the spread of drug resistant STDS while our urban dwelling liberals and leftist “activists” do their best to ensure these new strains take out as many people as possible. From The Washington Times:
Faced with evidence that anti-gonorrhea drugs are slowly losing their effectiveness, the federal government is poised to announce new treatment guidelines later this week to combat the long-dreaded sexually transmitted disease.
This action will be one of many taken by public health workers to address the alarming scenario of a common, sexually transmitted infection becoming resistant to their very drugs that had halted its spread so effectively over the past 80 years.
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is “a major global threat,” Dr. Edward W. Hook III told a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webinar in May.
If this resistance grows, it “could take us back more than 60 years, to a time when treatments for gonorrhea were not reliably effective and when there were no alternative therapies,” said Dr. Hook, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Alabama and director of the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Program for the Jefferson County Department of Health.
Already, doctors are using higher doses of antibiotics to treat gonorrhea, and cases of complete treatment failure have been reported in Europe, Asia and Canada, he noted.
Complete treatment failure means just what it sounds — “that you have a chronic, active, ulcerative, infectious disease,” said William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors.
Ulcerative? Yeah untreated Gonorrhea not only causes pain and puss filled discharge but lesions that can erupt all over the body. And people now will have those symptoms forever.
Anyone for settling down with one partner?