Gonorrhoea about to go viral

Tip of the iceberg:

More than 1,000 cases of almost-untreatable superbugs were reported in Australia in the 12 months to March this year.

Key points:

  • Superbugs are resistant to “almost everything”
  • Authorities concerned about spread of gonorrhoea
  • Nursing homes singled out as having high proportion of superbugs

Welcome to the new age

 

Which sexually transmitted disease:

Surely a recipe for a massive breakout.

Gonorrhoea can be fatal but that is relatively rare. Still, it is very nasty and you would choose to avoid it if you could. Consider this an indication of how less fun the world will be when antibiotics stop working their magic for us.