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A recent report has found that previously treatable gonorrhoea bug is now turning into a drug-resistant global threat.
While previously the bug used to affect people in Japan, it has now been found that the infection has reached across the whole world, including France, Norway, Britain, Sweden and Australia. It has been found that the bug, now superbug, affects a total of 700,000 people each year in the US alone.
Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection that can be treated at an early stage. Also, failure of the same can cause the infected to suffer ectopic pregnancy, severe eye infections in babies or pelvic inflammatory disease or even infertility in men as well as women.
It has been found that the infection was treated successfully earlier, but spread of it to almost all parts has made it resistant to all drugs. It does not even respond to cephalosporin antibiotics, which are often the last option to kill the bacteria.
Concerning the issue, the World Health Organization has been calling for alternative treatments for so-called gonococcal infections. Also, it has been suggesting keeping a strict check on the use of antibiotics.