A man in the United Kingdom has been identified as the first person to contract “super-strength gonorrhoea.”
According to Public Health England, the gonorrhoea he has contracted is resilient against the main antibiotic treatment. The contraction reportedly came after he slept with a woman in Southeast Asia. The man’s partner in the U.K. has not tested positive for the disease.
“We are investigating a case who has gonorrhoea which was acquired abroad and is very resistant to the recommended first line treatment,” Dr. Gwenda Hughes, the head of PHE’s STI section said, “This is the first time a case has displayed such high-level resistance to both of these drugs and to most other commonly used antibiotics.”