Fear of drug re­sis­tant VD

The People - - LIFESTYLE -

MEDICS fear a re­sis­tant strain of gon­or­rhoea – as vene­real dis­ease in­fec­tions con­tinue to rise.

Last year in Eng­land there were more than 7,000 cases of syphilis – a 20 per cent rise from 2016. And there were nearly 46,000 of gon­or­rhoea – 22 per cent up.

Health ex­perts say they are con­cerned the rise of gon­or­rhoea could in­di­cate the threat of a rare su­per strain which is re­sis­tant to rou­tine drug treat­ment.

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