The second case was eerily similar to the first. And, one of the two women were found to be spreading the STD to someone else.
Now, health experts saw the gonorrhea strain is a prevalent infection in the country. And, they also found a link between the two cases – the east coast of Spain.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that was once easily curable with antibiotics. Now, doctors are having a more difficult time in treating it. Why is that? The strain has changed, becoming resistant to many forms of medications that were once used to treat the disease. In essence, medicines that used to cure the disease no longer work.
Medications were ineffective for the first two antibiotic-resistant infections, which doctors have now labeled as super gonorrhea. With super gonorrhea, the STD is resistant to at least one antibiotic that's recommended to treat the disease. Since the gonorrhea bacteria tends to mutate every couple of years, it’s become resistant to medications finally.
This means the strains that the two women have been infected with from Ibiza Island was a mutated bacteria strain, and there are no real means to cure it.
Written by Mark Riegel, MD
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