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George Dvorsky George Dvorsky Aug 18, 2017. 20 comments

Experts Sound the Alarm as Drug Resistant Gonorrhea Goes Global

Experts Sound the Alarm as Drug Resistant Gonorrhea Goes Global

Describing it as a “serious situation,” the World Health Organization has issued a grim warning about the dramatic rise of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea around the world. The agency is now calling for the quick development of drugs to treat the sexually transmitted disease.

Data collected from nearly 80 countries shows that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea much tougher, and at times...

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Alissa Walker Alissa Walker Aug 18, 2017. 15 comments

That Scary Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Is Now In The US

That Scary Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Is Now In The US

Earlier this month, a frightening report warned of an antibiotic-resistant superbug which might kill as many as 10 million people worldwide by 2050. Now it looks like the first case of that superbug has been documented in the US.

According to a study published today by the American Society for Microbiology, a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman had a strain of E. coli that did not respond to the...

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