Little stands between US and untreatable Gonorrhea

Published on 04/20/2020

“Antibiotics have successfully treated gonorrhea for several decades; however, the bacteria has developed resistance to nearly every drug used for treatment.”

Over 800K new infections occur in the US annually. Many infected people don’t show symptoms; hence over 50% are not reported to CDC. 

  • Gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs commonly used to treat it complicate the ability of providers to treat gonorrhea 
  • It is critical to continuously test and monitor antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and encourage research and development of new treatment regimens.


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Published in the following categories: Infectious Disease CDC STI Clinical AMR