Superbugs of all types are showing up more and more in our world mostly due to the overuse of antibiotics by the medical community.
A brand new strain of superbug has been found that is resistant to EVERY ANTIBIOTIC. This is scary as most nasties can still be affected by at least some antibiotics. To make matters worse, this new superbug is a form of gonorrhea – one of the most common and most highly contagious of all diseases.
This sad fact is that even our health care facilities have become breeding grounds for new types of drug resistant germs. It has been reported that even newborn babies are acquiring these new superbug infections at an alarming rate in the neonatal units of hospitals. This is simply tragic – a newborn just brought into our world is subjected to a potentially fatal disease as soon as they arrive. Yet, because of our medical practices and because few new antibiotic drugs are being developed – this horrible fact was almost a certainty.
This new and very dangerous strain of Gonorrhea was announced at the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research that was held in Quebec.
Three primary researchers, Dr. Unemo, Dr. Makoto, and Dr. Ohnishi along with other of their collagues, identified a variant of the bacteria that causes gonorrhea. Named Neissera gonorrhoeae – it has never been documented before. The researchers analysied this new strain – called H041 – and found genetic mutations that have allowed this strain to have what they called "extreme resistance" to all cephalosporin-class antibiotics. The only drugs that have remained effective in being able to effectively treat gonorrhea.