New sexually-transmitted superbug could be deadlier than AIDS

May 07, 2013, 14:13 IST | Agencies

An 'aggressive' new sexually-transmitted superbug could have far more devastating effects that AIDS in the long run, reports said.

Doctors have warned about an “aggressive” new sexually-transmitted superbug that could be deadlier than AIDS.

According to reports, the antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhea HO41 was found in Japan two years ago in a 31-year-old female sex worker.

New sexually-transmitted superbug could be deadlier than AIDS
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Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine, recently told a news channel that the superbug might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run, as the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly.

He said that getting gonorrhea from this strain may put a person into septic shock and death in a matter of days, claiming that the bug was very dangerous.

William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, reportedly said that it is an emergency situation and as time moves on, the bug is getting more hazardous.

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