The WHO Have Issued A Warning About An Untreatable STD Superbug

The WHO Have Issued A Warning About An Untreatable STD Superbug

The World Health Organisation are warning about a superbug strain of untreatable gonorrhoea that is being spread through unprotected sex.

According to RTÉ, Three cases have been reported so far and the WHO has said the situation isn't looking good. Gonorrhoea symptoms include pain when peeing, abnormal vaginal discharge, bleeding between periods and lower abdomen pain.

Speaking about the STI, Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist said, "Gonorrhoea is a very smart bug. Every time you introduce a new type of antibiotic to treat it, this bug develops resistance to it".

Basically, as a result of the overuse of antibiotics, the bug has developed a resistance to antibiotics. Oral sex has played a huge factor in this, as gonorrhoea bacteria in the throat have built up an immunity to most antibiotics. Ms Wi has said, "these are cases that can infect others. It can be transmitted".

So far, the three reported cases have been in Japan, Spain and France.


The safest way to prevent the spread of this superbug is by using contraception anytime you have sex. Pair this with regular STD check as much as possible, as the earlier you catch the STD, the easier it is to treat.

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Ciara Finnegan

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