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by Robert MacKay, Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Categories: Sexual Health

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have continued to highlight the problem regarding gonorrhoea and its increasing resistance to standard treatments and newly introduced antibiotic treatments.

Within only one year, the number of cases reporting resistance rose from 4% to 9% between 2009 and 2010. This is a massive increase and this percentage looks set to rise in this way for the foreseeable future and around much of Europe with more areas on the continent reporting resistant cases every year.

Not only is there the very possible threat of the disease becoming completely untreatable in time, the disease is everywhere and is spreading from country to country at a steady rate. While research is carried out on future treatments the best we can do for now is to make sure the antibiotics prescribed are taken exactly in accordance with instructions and that courses are completed.

Common STIs are not thought to be serious since they have been so easy to treat with a short course of medication. People will have a very different perspective on this infection if it becomes untreatable.

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