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New gonorrhea strain resists all antibiotics

For several years, public health officials have been concerned that gonorrhea, one of the most prevalent STDs in the world, might become resistant to the last widely available antibiotics used to treat it, a class of drugs called cephalosporins.

Now, it has.

In the space of one week, infectious disease specialists have received a one-two punch of bad news that confirms those fears, including the discovery of a new, cephalosporin-resistant strain of the bacteria.

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  1. Check out older antibiotics against Neisseria gonorrhoeae. There are many with activity formerly -- and today? Have all these drugs been tested in the antibiogram ? Over 400 tests are saved in AmicBase against this organism: http://www.manetec-52.de Best regards Alexander Pauli
  2. Sorry: http://www.manetec-52.de/apps/amicbase_drugs-online/base.nsf That's the complete link to AmicBase. Or via www.reviewscience.com A.Pauli

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