CDC Now Says Gonorrhea Is a Drug-Resistant "Superbug", PERIOD:
Gonorrhea, which is believed to infect more than 700,000 people in the United States each year, can leave both men and women infertile and puts people at higher risk of getting the AIDS virus....Gonorrhea, spread through sexual contact, is the second most commonly reported infectious disease in the United States, trailing only chlamydia, which the CDC says affects more than 2.1 million people yearly in the U.S. The highest rates of infection are among sexually active teens, young adults and African-Americans. Because many people don't have obvious symptoms, they can unknowingly spread it to others.Definitely worth reading it all.
We first wrote about the CDC's reports on this here in Sept. 2004. Three years after the CDC first issued warnings on the "breaking out" spread of drug-resistant gonorrhea, now they're saying that in 2006,
Philadelphia had the highest percentage of drug-resistant cases with almost 27 percent, a dramatic increase from only 1.2 percent in 2004.So much for the safe-sex "education" programs Rep. Henry Waxman and others blindly believe are sooooo worth federal funding, despite their obvious failures.
San Francisco's drug-resistant cases more than doubled between 2004 and 2006, from 10.3 percent to 22.5 percent. During the same period, Miami's cases spiked from 2.1 percent to 15.3 percent and Atlanta's climbed from 1 percent to 5.7 percent.