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    Super Gonorrhea Strains Potentially Untreatable

    This is going to sting. England’s chief medical officer says the STD risks becoming untreatable as it becomes more resistant to antibiotics. The warning came in a letter to pharmacies urging vigilance about which medications they dispense, as half-treatments can encourage resistant strains. Gonorrhea is normally treated with a two-drug combination, and the new superstrain is reportedly showing resistance to one of the remedies. That’s probably because doctors have been prescribing antibiotic pills without an injection first — so health officials are urging nothing less than a one-two punch from now on.

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