Word is, there is a new strain of Super Gonorrhea that has just hit Nairobi, has left many in shock.
According to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) the discovery of the drug-resistant gonorrhea was isolated from a sample taken from one of 24 sick sex workers in the city last year. Apparently, most of the sick women did not even have the clinical symptoms of the disease.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact. It is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect both men and women. However, a new strain of the bacteria, known as super gonorrhea, is causing concern among health officials due to its resistance to antibiotics.
Super gonorrhea is a strain of the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae that has developed resistance to antibiotics commonly used to treat the infection. This strain of the bacteria has an enzyme called antibiotic resistance gene (ARG) that can neutralize antibiotics, making it more difficult to treat. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated it as a “priority pathogen” due to the increasing resistance to antibiotics.
Symptoms of super gonorrhea can include a burning sensation during urination, discharge from the genitals, and pain in the lower abdomen. In some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, if left untreated, super gonorrhea can lead to serious complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and even sepsis. It is important to seek medical treatment as soon as symptoms appear, and to inform all sexual partners to get tested and treated.
The best way to prevent the spread of super gonorrhea is through the use of condoms and regular testing. It is important to get tested for STIs regularly, even if you have no symptoms, in order to catch and treat the infection early and prevent the spread of resistant strains. If you test positive for super gonorrhea, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for treatment. This may include a combination of antibiotics, which may be more effective in treating resistant strains.
Super gonorrhea is a serious concern due to its resistance to antibiotics. It is important to take steps to prevent and treat this infection to avoid serious complications. By using condoms and getting tested regularly, you can protect yourself and others from the spread of this dangerous strain of the bacteria. If you suspect you may have super gonorrhea, it is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Remember that prevention is key, and regular testing is the best way to catch and treat the infection early.