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Sex 'superbug' may be more Infectious than AIDS

By  , ANI
May 08, 2013
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Sex superbug may be more Infectious than AIDS

Health experts have cautioned of a new sexually-transmitted superbug which they fear is more infectious than AIDS. The superbug, the antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhoea, was discovered in Japan two years ago. Experts believe that the bacteria's effects could match those of AIDS.

The superbug is labelled as a lot worse than AIDS, as the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly. Getting gonorrhoea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days. Nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS related causes worldwide, but health experts fear that the effect of the gonorrhoea bacteria is more direct.

Though no deaths from the superbug has been reported so far, but William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors called it an emergency situation as the superbug resists current antibiotic treatment. This gonorrhoea strain, HO41, is classified in the superbug category with other resistant bacteria such as MRSA and CRE.

 

 

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