Last month, UK health officials reported the world’s first documented case of highly drug-resistant gonorrhea. Now there are two more cases of this so-called super gonorrhea in Australia.
Describing it as a “serious situation,” the World Health Organisation has issued a grim warning about the dramatic rise of antibiotic resistant gonorrhoea around the world. The agency is now calling for the quick development of drugs to treat the sexually transmitted disease.
If these numbers are to be believed, the residents of Alberta are swimming in sexually transmitted diseases. Last year, the Canadian province saw an 80 per cent increase in cases of gonorrhea. What to blame? According to the government, “social media”.