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Drug-resistant gonorrhea spreading in Ontario

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A new study raises concerns about the spread of drug-resistant gonorrhea in Ontario.

A strain of gonorrhea that responds poorly to the last class of drugs available to treat the bacteria is gaining ground among the strains spreading in the province, data presented Tuesday at an infectious diseases conference in Chicago suggest.

The strain wasn't seen in the province in 2005, but by May of this year made up 11 per cent of a representative sample of gonorrhea isolates tested by the provincial laboratory, Dr. Vanessa Allen of Public Health Ontario reported at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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