The widespread sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea used to be easy to treat, but not anymore. For the first time, scientists have identified a strain of this bacteria in Japan that is resistant to all known antibiotics.
The researchers don't know how far this strain has spread in the wild, but they fear it could be far and wide soon. I don't need to say this, but this is bad news for the almost 700,000 people in the US and 340 million globally who pick up the disease from some backseat encounter. Gonorrhea can cause a nasty infection in men and infertility in women if left untreated. And with traditional medicines out the door, those who get this super-strain are literally screwed. [Healthland]