.The boom of untreatable gonorrhea is spreading throughout the world, warns the World Health Organization
The World Health Organization speaks of untreatable gonorrhea as a "very serious situation" after confirming three known cases in which all antibiotics were ineffective against untreatable gonorrhea.
The WHO estimates that 78 million people a year contract intractable gonorrhea ...
An STI that can infect the genitals, rectum, throat.
And also the eyes, with consequences, easily predictable.
Intractable gonorrhea strains are on the rise, theOrganizationWorld Health warned.
Feeding fears that drugs will soon be useless.
This all after three cases where antibiotics have proven ineffective.
Gonorrhea is the second bacterial infection Most common sexually transmitted disease in the UK after chlamydia, with almost 35.000 cases reported in England at 2014.
WHO estimates that 78 million Of people worldwide contract the disease each year, with most cases affecting young men and women under 25 years old, carry thisUntreatable gonorrhea.
The latest alert is based on the results of two studies, co-authored by WHO researchers.
Analyzing data from 77 countries; In over 50, the first-line antibiotics were ineffective.
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"To control gonorrhea, we need new tools and systems for better prevention, treatment, early diagnosis and more complete tracking and reporting of new infections, antibiotic use, Treatment failures"Said Marc Sprenger, director of antimicrobial resistance at WHO.
"Specifically, we need new antibiotics!"
As well as fast, accurate diagnostic tests and service points.
Ideally, those who can predict which antibiotics will work in that particular infection.
In the long term, a vaccine to prevent "Untreatable gonorrhea"
These concerns about gonorrhea were repeated by others on campus.
"We are extremely concerned about the increase in antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea in the UK," said Prof. Claudia Estcourt, member of the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV. "In a very short space of time, we have seen changes in the bacteria at an unprecedented rate, which means that many antibiotics they used to treat and cure are no longer effective.We're running out of options."
In addition to widespread resistance to first-line antibiotics for gonorrhea, The resistance also increases in the second and third line treatments.
Untreatable gonorrhea has spread through vaginal, oral or anal unprotected sex, as well as through the sharing of sex toys that have not been properly washed or covered with a new condom.
Many who get the disease do not have symptoms, but if left untreated, the disease can cause infertility.
And in pregnant women, puts the babies at risk of blindness.
Since the introduction of antibiotics in the 1930 decade, the bacterium responsible for gonorrhea,a Neisseria gonorrhoeae,Has shown a remarkable ability to stay one step ahead of our most effective antibiotics.
"Untreatable gonorrhea is a very clever mistake," said Teodora Wi, a specialist in human reproduction at the UN.
"Every time you introduce a new type of antibiotic to treat it, this bug develops resistance to it."
Wi said one of the new studies on the disease published in Plos Medicine documented cases of untreatable gonorrhea in Japan, France and Spain.
"These are cases that can infect others. It can be transmitted, "she told reporters. "And these cases may just be the tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately, systems for diagnosing and reporting intractable infections are lacking in low-income countries. Where gonorrhea is really more common. "
Experts added that funding issues were escalating the problem.
"We are concerned that at a time of increasing drug-resistant gonorrhea and limited treatment options, global funding for sexual health services [in the United Kingdom] is being reduced and 25% of local authorities have had to reduce spending on Sexual health services, "said Estcourt.
Manica Balasegaram, director of Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership, said the situation was "bleak" ...
The pipeline, however, is very thin, with only three antibiotics with potential possibilities of treating these new bacteria [Etiologic agents] Which cause gonorrhea are under development and there is no guarantee about the actual efficiency in the final stage tests, he said.
"We urgently need to take advantage of the opportunities we have with drugs and candidates in the pipeline," he said.
"Any new treatment developed should be accessible to all who need it, ensuring that it is used properly.
This is in the hope that the development of resistance to these potential ... drugs will be as slow as possible. "
Reported James Rudd And agencies @jhfrudd
Friday, 7 2017 July 03.00 Updated on Friday 7 July 2017 23.25 BST
Translated by Cláudio de Macedo in 09 of July of 2017 of the original I write by James Rudd Untreatable gonorrhoea 'superbug' spreading around world, WHO warns, Revised by Mara T Macedo on the same date.
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