Gonorrhea May Become Untreatable, Official Says
England's chief medical officer warns that antibiotic resistance was found in a strain of the sexually transmitted disease this year in the U.K.By Ryan Biek | December 29, 2015
England's chief medical officer says gonorrhea could soon become untreatable as doctors warn it's quickly developing antibiotic resistance.
Dame Sally Davies wrote in a letter to doctors and pharmacies in Britain that gonorrhea "has rapidly acquired resistance to new antibiotics, leaving few alternatives to the current recommendations." (Video via Royal Society of Chemistry)
Gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in England. Cases have increased almost 20 percent between 2013 and 2014 alone.