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08 July 2011

Gonorrhoea becoming resistant to antibiotics

Gonorrhea appears to be growing increasingly resistant to drugs, the only remaining class of antibiotics available to treat the sexually transmitted disease, according to a new report.

Gonorrhoea appears to be growing increasingly resistant to drugs called cephalosporins, the only remaining class of antibiotics available to treat the sexually transmitted disease, according to a new report.

During the study period, the percentage of gonorrhoea samples exhibiting elevated MICs rose from 0.2 to 1.4% of samples for cefixime (an oral cephalosporin) and from 0.1 to 0.3% for ceftriaxone (an injectable cephalosporin).

 
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