Gonorrhea may become incurable
Sexually transmitted diseases are no laughing matter, as anyone who has experienced one can attest. Despite the discomfort, many of the common STDs can be treated with antibiotics that should clear up the problems. However, there appears to have developed an antibiotic-resistant strand of the once-curable gonorrhea, leading many experts to fear that the disease may become incurable in the future.
Several North American patients were found to have the resistant form of The Clap, where the most common treatment for the condition failed in seven percent of cases. A Toronto clinic tested 133 gonorrhea-positive patients after receiving cefixime, a known treatment for the disease, and nine still tested positive for the disease.
This led the World Health Organization to issue a statement on the disease, warning of an impending threat that could potentially initiate an epidemic. The WHO warned sexually active people to be aware of the symptoms of the disease and to consult a doctor as soon as possible if experiencing any of them.