Skip to comments.Gonorrhea growing resistant to drugs, WHO warns
Posted on 06/06/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT by C19fan
A sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
The U.N. health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy complications and, in extreme cases, lead to maternal death. Babies born to mothers with gonorrhea have a 50 percent chance of developing eye infections that can result in blindness.
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Global warming, food scarcity, mismanagement of resources, overpopulation, Agenda 21, mass riots.
We need not really worry or bother. Nature has a way of controlling the population of any species, when it deems necessary.
Fornication stimulated by sex ed in public schools pays off.
The population control freaks are thrilled.
>>In the US, the disease occurs in a disproportionate amount in the gay male population.<<
Do you have a reference for that? Not that I don’t believe you but I KNOW that if I say this to some of my family members, I will have to prove it.
LOL Was another good show. I miss Seinfeld.
Reversing a decades-long decline, the incidence of gonorrhea among gay males has begun to rise sharply, a sign of spreading unsafe sexual practices that may presage a new explosion of AIDS cases, federal authorities said Thursday.
The findings come as AIDS researchers are still flush with optimism from recent studies documenting falling rates of AIDS deaths and HIV infection in the United States. Now, the gonorrhea figures may suggest a massive “relapse” in sexual behavior among gay males, researchers say.
Fluoroquinolone resistance among heterosexual men also increased from 2002 to 2003, but at a much slower rate, from just 0.2% to 0.4%. In Massachusetts, the incidence rate of drug-resistant gonorrhea is 11.1% for gay or bisexual men and 1.8% for heterosexual men. In New York City, studies found an incidence of 12.5% drug-resistant gonorrhea for gay and bisexual men, compared with 1.6% for heterosexual men.
You’re amazing!!! Thanks so much.
I have to be totally armed with a laptop and references to talk to some of my family members. Ugh. Father’s Day is coming up. It’s a big get together.
Back before gonorrhea was treated with penicillin, there were some very interesting, if nearly forgotten, for some reason, trivia and treatments used. In fact, nobody really *wants* to remember them.
The following is “Not Safe For Work”.
One of the more noticeable effects of gonorrhea in males is the formation of pustules in the urethra, the tube through the middle of the penis used for urination and ejaculation.
Often the first symptom of infection was a “painful burning and drip” during urination. This was so acute that some wit proposed holding a quarter between the teeth while attempting to urinate, and if the quarter had not been bitten in half by the time you were done, you did not have gonorrhea.
In some cases the pustules were so pronounced that they would stem the flow of urine entirely and have to be broken. This was done by the infected man putting his penis on a hard surface like a table, and the doctor unexpectedly pounding on it with his fist. The patient would often pass out from the pain, but be able to urinate after.
Once the pustules were either broken or hardened, internal scarring could result, in some cases causing the penis to bend in an unusual direction. Pronounced curving was called “chordee”, and some examples were impressive.
Around the turn of the 20th Century, a gifted physician who also had aptitude in creating medical instruments, devised a unique device used for the treatment of gonorrhea pustules. It was called “the umbrella”.
The process of using it was first to catheterize the patient, to fill his bladder with an antiseptic, acidic solution. The the catheter was removed and “the umbrella”, a long, metal tube with a screw on one end, was inserted up the urethra.
Once it was inserted, the screw was turned, and several tiny sharp blades would protrude from the other end, deep inside the patient, like a tiny umbrella in appearance. Then the doctor would quickly pull the tube out, the blades tearing open all the pustules at once.
The acute pain often caused the patient to faint. And when waking, he would have to urinate, which would flood the torn pustules with the antiseptic, acidic solution. He would likely faint again at some point.
To my knowledge, there are no surviving examples of “the umbrella” devise, nor have I been able to find any photographs of them, only text descriptions in old medical books.
Be that as it may, it would probably be to everyone’s advantage to encourage medical researchers to devise a new and effective treatment for gonorrhea as soon as possible.
One final note is that left untreated, gonorrhea may cause sterility, as it tends to block the seminal vesicles as well.
This image of a family get-together where drug-resistant gonorrhea is a likely subject of conversation is an arresting one :0)
Not to wander to far off-topic, but there is also a condition that was once known as a "Bible-Cyst" Now known as a ganglion cyst, these suckers are sometimes hard to treat as they tend to reoccur. In the old days people woould stike them with a Bible, which tended to produce better results than the less invasive treatments we do today, such as aspiration and injection with steroids.
The impact of a Bible would cause a tearing of the capsule and which kept the cyst from healing and reaccumulating synovial fluid.
Why a Bible?
It was the only book that people had that was large enough to generate the force needed to rupture the capsule.
Yeah, it’s a joy.
Ya don’t marry the man, ya marry the clan.
Guess a pocket Gideon NT isn’t going to do it....
Maybe for Micky.