Lead Researcher Magnus Unemo
“Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it.”
“While it is still too early to assess if this new strain has become widespread, the history of newly emergent resistance in the bacterium suggests that it may spread rapidly unless new drugs and effective treatment programs are developed”
Dr. William Schaffner
“This report points out that antibiotic resistance is occurring not only in hospitals, but out in the community”
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