New Totally Resistant Strain of Gonorrhea

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New Totally Resistant Strain of Gonorrhea LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a "superbug" strain of  gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics  and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a  global public health threat. The new strain of the sexually transmitted disease -- called H041 --  cannot be killed by any currently recommended treatments for  gonorrhea, leaving doctors with no other option than to try medicines  so far untested against the disease. Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic  Neisseria, who discovered the strain with colleagues from Japan in  samples from Kyoto, described it as both "alarming" and "predictable." "Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the  1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop  resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," he said. In a telephone interview Unemo, who will present details of the 
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