Massachusetts health officials detect gonorrhea strain with 'reduced response' to antibiotics

Health officials in Massachusetts say that they have detected a strain of gonorrhea in two individuals that has shown a reduced response to multiple antibiotics. The

Massachusetts Department of Public Health made the announcement on Thursday. Officials said that this marks the first time that a strain of gonorrhea that shows a resistance

or reduced response to antibiotics has been detected inside the United States. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection that is bacterial, and can come with little to

no symptoms. According to the health agency, it can "result in pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and other health problems" if untreated. COVID OMICRON SUBVARIANT

XBB: WHY THE NUMBER OF CASES IS LIKELY FAR GREATER THAN REPORTED The particular strain of gonorrhea detected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's State Public

Health Laboratory has been seen in Asia-Pacific countries as well as in the United Kingdom. READ ON THE FOX NEWS APP A gonorrhea strain with a similar genetic marker

in Nevada to the two individuals in Massachusetts was previously detected, however "retained sensitivity to at least one class of antibiotics." ISRAEL HAS NOT FOUND ANY

SIGNS OF PFIZER'S COVID VACCINE LEADING TO STROKES The state health agency says that "these cases are an important reminder that strains of gonorrhea in the US are becoming

less responsive to a limited arsenal of antibiotics."