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'Superbugs making gonorrhoea hard to treat'

8 July, 2017 5:49 AM
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Antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea -a common sexually-transmitted infection -much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported based on data from 77 countries.

In India, though the disease burden is not very high, the alarming rate of anti-microbial resistance is a threat to treatment. India has already developed more than 50% resistance to ciprofloxacin. As a result, the drug has been taken off the treatment protocol and is not used any more for the disease.

Also read: Health of the nation's states: Non-communicable diseases rise in India

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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