Gonorrhea may soon become untreatable.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that the wily Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria may be developing resistance to the only two antibiotics left that can cure the sexually transmitted disease.
A British man with gonorrhea in his throat has sparked fresh fears the STI is rapidly becoming a superbug.
Health experts fear the disease is hurtling towards becoming untreatable with increasing numbers of cases where patients fail to respond to antibiotics.
Soaring numbers of gay men are diagnosed with gonorrhoea and syphilis – while under 25s are the worst at spreading chlamydia