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HEALTH ALERT: New Gonorrhoea Superbug ‘Worse Than AIDS’

Published: May 14, 2013

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United-Nations, UN flag, UN logoUS Doctors have issued a public health warning over a new antibiotic-resistant form of the gonorrhoea which they say has the deadly potential to be “worse than AIDS”.

Speaking to CNBC recently, Mr Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine said “This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly.”

“Getting gonorrhea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days,” Christianson said. “This is very dangerous.”

Global Threat & Monitoring

The UN’s World Health Organisation is urging governments and health-care practitioners to step up surveillance of drug-resistant gonorrhoea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy complications and in extreme cases, lead to maternal death. Children born to mothers with gonorrhoea have a 50% chance of developing eye infections that can have blindness as a consequence.

Although discovered in 2009, to date the new gonorrhoea superbug, known as HO41, has not killed anyone or spread outside Japan. Action to curtail its global spread is imperative.

In the United Kingdom, Health delivery experts continue to be concerned by the destructive nature of gonorrhoea which has become increasingly difficult to treat. It is believed that this strain may eventually become incurable in the next few years.

England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, recently counselled the British Government to include the threat posed by drug-resistant gonorrhoea to the civil emergencies register.

Dame Professor Davies said “We have seen a worrying rise in cases of drug resistant gonorrhoea over the last decade.”

Reducing Transmission

The UK’s  Health Protection Agency says that the risk of getting or transmitting gonorrhoea is reduced by:

•Always using a  condom correctly and consistently when having sex with new or casual partners until all partners have had a  sexual health screen

•Avoiding overlapping sexual relationships and reducing the number of sexual partners

•Getting screened regularly if you are in one of the higher risk groups. Men who have sex with men should have an  HIV and STI screen at least annually, and every three months if having unprotected sex with new or casual partners.

Statistics on the Gonorrhoea superbug monitoring from countries like Zimbabwe were unavailable at the point of publishing.

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18 Comments on "HEALTH ALERT: New Gonorrhoea Superbug ‘Worse Than AIDS’"

  1. Comrade Naked on Tue, 14th May 2013 6:27 am 

    Good news,i which sex addicts like Swangilai,Greyhole,maShona hoes n mdc,t MakwembereAIDS spreader catches this deadly disease.

  2. Hon Kurirakwejongwe. on Tue, 14th May 2013 6:39 am 

    Nakedog i heard the bug affects the brain,iam afraid you are already a patient.

  3. Bla Miki on Tue, 14th May 2013 7:26 am 

    Nyaya apa very true. After enjoying things chingochani way for a while I think I have problems down below.

  4. Greyhora on Tue, 14th May 2013 8:40 am 

    “Men who have sex with men should have an HIV and STI screen at least annually, and every three months if having unprotected sex with new or casual partners.”

    Do you read that, you Mthakathi dogs??

  5. Hon Kurirakwejongwe. on Tue, 14th May 2013 10:01 am 

    Mthakati dogs including the already bugged JUMPKAKA.Kusabatika so jumpdot is under intense treatment of the Superbug afta he got it from his wife Ndumisonja.

  6. Mavambo Kusile Dawn on Tue, 14th May 2013 10:33 am 

    One very important way of reducing transmission mysteriously left out above is “faithful monogamy in a heterosexual marital union”. hy do we always want to underplay issues of morality? Nxa-a!

  7. Mavambo Kusile Dawn on Tue, 14th May 2013 10:34 am 

    An American tourist goes on a trip to China . While in China , he is very sexually promiscuous and does not use a condom all the time. A week after arriving back home in the States, he wakes one morning to find his “tool” covered with bright green and purple freckles. Horrified, he immediately goes to see a doctor. The doctor, never having seen anything like it, orders some tests and tells the man to return in two days. The man returns a couple of days and the doctor says “I’ve got bad news for you. You’ve contracted Mongolian VD. It’s very rare and almost unheard of here. We know very little about it”.
    The man looks a little perplexed and says “Well, give me a shot or something and fix me up doc”. The doctor answers “I’m sorry, there’s no known cure. We’re going to have to amputate your “tool”.
    The man screams in horror “Absolutely not! I want a second opinion”.
    The doctor replies “Well, it’s your choice. Go ahead if you want but surgery is your only choice”.
    The next day, the man seeks out a Chinese doctor, figuring that he’ll know more about the disease. The Chinese doctor examines his tool and proclaims “Ah yes, Mongolian VD. Vely lare disease”.
    The guy says to the doctor “Yeah yeah, I already know that but what we can do?
    My American doctor wants to operate and amputate my tool?”
    The Chinese doctor shakes his head and laughs “Stupid Amelican docta, always want to opelate. They make more money that way. No need to opelate!”
    “Oh Thank God!” the man replies.
    “Yes” says the Chinese doctor “You no worry! Wait two weeks. Dick fall off by itself! You save money”

  8. Greyhora on Tue, 14th May 2013 2:35 pm 

    Kikikikiki! Lighter moments with Cde Mavambo.

    I can’t help thinking that you diplomatically wrote “American tourist” but in actual fact you meant “Zimbabwean diplomat”. These of course can be the actions of none other than our very own diplomatic dog Chandog Kupisika, who is now reported to be dickless, like the rest of the “look East” demagogues.

  9. Jumpdaki on Tue, 14th May 2013 3:35 pm 

    Wait Mr and tell me what you mean by Mthakathi dogs? Is that the same as Mthwakazi just asking.

    Kurirakwedonki what are you talking about. Your enlarged dick must be about to fall.

  10. Anastasia Steele on Wed, 15th May 2013 5:49 am 

    This reminds me of when a certain Radio TV personality contacted an STD from a DRC refugee.Tich’s privates looked like broccoli coz of the VD. Now bcoz of his celebrity status Tich went to army baracks in harare (during Zim’s war in the DRC) to get treatment. The doctors gave him one “standard” full strength shot but because Tich wasn’t as tough as a soldier he passed out at the gates. Funniest thing you ever saw! Ha ha ha

  11. Anastasia Steele on Wed, 15th May 2013 5:52 am 

    ……Oops!
    That was supposed to be CONTRACTED…….

  12. Greyhora on Wed, 15th May 2013 9:21 am 

    Are you sick Steele?

  13. Greyhora on Wed, 15th May 2013 9:32 am 

    Nxaa! Idiot Nakedog, stop abusing my name mhani! I told you I am not looking for a spokesdog, *******!

  14. Bla Miki on Wed, 15th May 2013 11:20 am 

    Surely who is this son of e ***** who finds pleasure in abusing my name? B’che ramyi vake. I think we already have this kind of a disease and its common in the MDC T ranks. Thokozani Khupe had her hair wiped off the head and elsewhere and she now has a single breast. The man himself, Chematama used to be of fair complexion but suddenly turned Navy Black or rather, Dark Black with some holes developing on his cheecks and thighs. The list is endless

  15. Mugabe on Wed, 15th May 2013 11:51 am 

    Wrong title. It should have been,

    “ZANU PF worse than New Gonorrhoea superbug”

    My point? ZANU PF have killed more than AIDS/STDs pa Zim.

  16. Ndumiso on Wed, 15th May 2013 12:19 pm 

    kikikikikikiBla Miki ,my ribs are now painful ngenxa yokuhleka.

  17. Greyhora on Wed, 15th May 2013 12:26 pm 

    What’s laughitious Nduminja? laughing njengewule laseNguboyenja, at what exactly? Your ribs are painful,because of the bonging Bla Dog has been giving you, idiot. Speaking of the Bla Dog, have you taken the time to look at Mugay recently? Why is his face resembling that of a grasshopper?

  18. Ndumiso on Wed, 15th May 2013 2:24 pm 

    Shut up stupid ,fat, pot belied Greydungbeetle, who do you think you are to talk rubbish to me you stupid drunk twat?

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