There is a new sexually transmitted superbug that experts say may be more deadly that AIDS.
According to a CNBC report, an antibiotic-resistant Strain of Gonorrhea is more aggressive than the HIV virus, which means the potential to infect the public will be greater.
Like most STDs, gonorrhea is usually transmitted through unprotected sexual contact and if left untreated, can cause severe medical complications, such as infertility in women, debilitating pain, sterility in men and life threatening heart infections.
Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, thinks this new strain has the power to rack up more fatalities than AIDS. To date, more than the 30 million people have already died worldwide from AIDS-related complications.
“Getting gonorrhea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days,” said Christianson. “This is very dangerous.”
William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, echoed that sentiment. “It’s an emergency situation. As time moves on, it’s getting more hazardous,” said Smith.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, though no cases of the superbug officially called H041 were found in the US, steps must be taken to deal with the potential risks.
Gonorrhea can go undetected in some affected by the disease, showing no outward symptoms in about half of women and in 5 percent of men, which adds another level of difficulty in getting ahead of it.
This strain of STD which is resistant to antibiotic, reportedly kills half of those exposed and infects one in 20 hospital patients—which raises the threat of an outbreak to emergency levels.
Then there is the high cost of combating sexually transmitted diseases in general. The CDC’s tally to treat 20 million cases annually is approximately $16 billion. Of that 20 million STD cases, a reported 800,000 between the ages of 15 to 24, are infected with gonorrhea.
Even more alarming, some doctors believe the STD war is too costly to win.
- University Of Cape Coast SRC Student Dancing In The Nude - Video 2
- Pastor sleeps with teenage girl who came for prayers - Video
- John Dumelo And Christabel Ekeh's S3x Tape Leaks - Video
- UCC Student Naa Korkor Addo's Leaked Video Goes Viral - Video 1
- Kofi Ofori-Attah, Late Citi Fm Presenter’s Wife Demanded GHC 7,000 To Be F**ked In Obuasi - Audio
- Popular Politician Caught With Female Student In Hotel Room
- More Revelations About UCC Student Abena Korkor Addo Whose Private Videos Went Viral - Video
- Limping Man Bonks 64 Different Women In Begoro
- Citi Fm Presenter Recorded 6,000 Phone Calls Of His Wife’s Conversation With Boyfriends Before Wife Killed Him - Audio
- My Husband Can't Satisfy Me In Bed, Woman Opens Up
- Mzbel Narrates How University Students Pulled Down Her Pants And Fingered Her After A Performance
- Woman Caught In S3x Scandal Few Days To Her Wedding
- I Love S3x With My Dad - Teenage Girl
- Late Citi FM Presenter Saga Continues: “Would You F**K Me In The Anus Or V*gina” - Audio
- Nigerian man who leaked nude photos of his Ugandan singer girlfriend online, arrested
- Captain Smart Of Adom FM Allegedly Defrauding Women, See Photos Of His Numerous Girlfriends
- Nollywood Actor Hanks Anuku Infected With HIV/AIDS After Sleeping With 80 Women
- Photos Of Popular Stars Naked In ESPN Magazine
- Transgender Woman Dies After Being Injected With Silicone
- Linda Afriyie, 54 Year Old Ghanaian Based In Staten Island, Killed After Leaping In front Of Train
- Flying Pastor
- Obinim Schwarzenegar
- Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh Is Pregnant, See Photo
- Ghanaian In Amsterdam Shot Dead
- Gospel Musician Comfort Annor Cries For Financial Help As Kidney And Liver Fails
- Husband Shocked To Find List Of Wife’s S3xual Partners On Her Laptop
- Chris Attoh Weds Damilola Adegbite On Valentine’s Day - Photos
- Twenty Most Hated People In Ghana Right Now
- Comfort Annor, Veteran Gospel Musician Is Dead!
- Best S3x Positions To Satisfy A Woman If You Have A Small Manhood
- Stephen Asamoah, Former Minister of Information Denies Bonking ‘Twerking’ UCC Girl
- Shs Student Killed Over Gay Sex
- Popular Stars Strip For ESPN Magazine
- Stolen Kiss
- UCC Student Nana Abena Korkor Addo says she released the videos herself so nobody should be blamed
- Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Blasts Mahama
- Medical Student Reveals How She Escaped Rape
- Photos Of Black Stars Returning Home After Painful Defeat
- 28 Year Old Mother Cuts Children's Throats To Keep Them Quiet
- Anas Reveals Abuses In Orphanage Home (Photos)
- Asamoah Boateng, Former Minister Claims He Helped Korkor The UCC Student, But Didn’t Sleep With Her
- Check Out 5 Kumawood Actors With Bad Fashion Sense