WHO warns about the spread of gonorrhea, and failure of antibiotics
Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization says. It is warning that if you contract gonorrhea, it is now much harder to treat and in some cases impossible.
The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics. Experts said the situation was “fairly grim” with few new drugs on the horizon. Around 78 million people pick up the STI each year and it can cause infertility.
The World Health Organization analyzed data from 77 countries and it showed gonorrhea's resistance to antibiotics was widespread.