Gonorrhea Has Become Drug-Resistant And Is Now Classified As An "Urgent Threat"




(Bloomberg)More than 2 million people in the U.S. are sickened by antibiotic-resistant germs each year, and at least 23,000 die, according to the first report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank the threats. Three bacteria, including drug-resistant gonorrhea, are classified as urgent threats with the potential to become widespread. Another 11 bacteria and a fungus are referred to as serious perils by the CDC report. The three most serious threats are C. difficile, which causes life-threatening diarrhea, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, which includes E.coli and affects mostly people in health-care settings, and gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection, according to the report.


Super Gonorrhea is an absolutely horrifying thought. And I didn’t make that term up, that’s what a different article in the New York Daily News called this form of gonorrhea. Fucking super gonorrhea. That just sounds nasty. Like it should be the villain witch in a Disney movie or something. Of all the STD’s in the world, gonorrhea sounds the scariest. Way scarier than herpes, AIDS actually sounds kind of nice, Chlamydia has a cute ring to it and Syphillis was definitely a Greek god. But gonorrhea? That’s a badass STD that you don’t want going drug-resistant, super strand on you.


PS – If the term, “life-threatening diarrhea,” didn’t make you laugh out loud then how do you find joy in life?