97.3fm
Brisbane's widest variety of music from the '80s to now

Now Playing:

Loading...
Listen on

UK Man Picks Up 'Worst-Ever' Super Gonorrhoea

We were always told this was probably going to happen and, now, here we are.

A UK bloke has caught what’s been described as the world's "worst-ever" case of gonorrhoea.

Heath authorities have actually gone ahead and called it super gonorrhoea.

The BBC reported that despite having a regular partner in the UK, he picked up the disease after a sexual encounter with a woman in South East Asia.

While gonorrhoea is usually cleared up with antibiotics, this is the first time the infection has resisted treatment.

"This is the first time a case has displayed such high-level resistance to both of these drugs and to most other commonly-used antibiotics," Dr Gwenda Hughes, of Public Health England, told the BBC.

Frighteningly, the World Health Organisation and the European Centres for Disease Control have also agreed this is a world first.

To contain its spread, health officials are trying to track down any other sexual partners the man may have had.

Of those infected, about one in 10 heterosexual men and more than three-quarters of women, and gay men, have no easily recognisable symptoms.

But symptoms can include a thick green or yellow discharge from sexual organs, pain when urinating and bleeding between periods.

Untreated, it can lead to infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease and can be passed on to a child during pregnancy.

The infection is spread by unprotected vaginal, oral and anal sex.

Share this: