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    The Clap is Clapping Back

    Super Gonorrhea on the RiseGargle, Spit, Rinse that Gonorrhea away    According to the World Health Organization, there has been a local warning reporting an untreatable mutant that has been named “super gonorrhea”. A new strain of Gonorrhea is infecting patients all over the world.About 78 million people catch gonorrhea every year, but the new antibiotic-resistant strain developed through a mistreatment of gonorrhea bacteria left in the throat after oral sex. Gonorrhea in the throat often looks like strep throat, so doctors prescribe standard antibiotics, which then mix with the bacteria, creating antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. Both of the current antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea ; ceftriaxone and azithromycin are becoming increasingly ineffective against the new strain. “The bacteria evolve(d) to resist them," said agency Medical Officer Dr. Teodora Wi.
      U.S. authorities have had some success against gonorrhea by using both ceftriaxone and azithromycin, but it’s unclear how…