The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance - CDC video

This animated video highlights the key points and graphics of the CDC report Antibiotic Threats in the United States, 2013.

For example, gonorrhea is getting harder to treat and antibiotic resistance is pushing Neisseria gonorrhoeae toward superbug status.

The current drugs of choice, ceftriaxone and cefixime, are still very effective but there are signs that resistance, particularly to cefixime, is emerging and soon these drugs may not be a good choice.

Only one remaining class of antibiotics is recommended for the treatment of gonorrhea - cephalosporins. Historically, gonorrhea has progressively developed resistance to the antibiotic drugs prescribed to treat it. Thus, it is critical to continuously monitor antibiotic resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

As a side note that highlights the prevalence of the problem, there are more than 20 songs (and 3 albums) titled "Gonorrhea" by various artists in the MP3 music store.


Gonorrhea Getting Harder to Treat - Antibiotic Resistance Pushing Gonorrhea Toward Superbug Status

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