The 411 on Gonorrhea

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"Superbug" Status

In its Aug. 10 report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the oral antibiotic cefixime is becoming less effective in treating gonorrhea, which leaves only the injectable generic antibiotic ceftriaxone, used in combination with one of two oral antibiotics, as the last treatment option. "Superbug" strains of gonorrhea that resist all forms of treatment made up 1 and 10 cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in Europe in 2010, though there have yet to be any cases of untreatable gonorrhea reported in the U.S. 

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