Drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea discovered in US

Two cases of an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea, being called a “superbug”, have been reported in Hawaii. First discovered in Japan in 2011, the STI called H041 has spread to Hawaii and has been reported in California and Norway. Doctors are warning that it has the potential to be as deadly as the AIDS virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked for $50 million to find a way to treat the disease.

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