Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New methods to control resistant gonorrhoea

The researchers from University of Queensland have unveiled a new method to control super-resistant gonorrhoe. They have found molecular tools that will help them to detect the outbreaks of resistant strains of gonorrhoea which is a sexually transmitted disease that might lead to serious health complications. Lately gonorrhoea has increased by many times in the past 10 years surprisingly there are more than 13,000 gonorrhoea cases in Australia every year. With this growing rate there is an urgent need to control and check gonorrhoea. These new treatments will guide and will maintain global control of the disease Associate Professor Whiley, from UQ's Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute, explains, “The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have called for research into the development of alternative treatment options and enhanced gonorrhoea surveillance systems. We propose that molecular methods will complement existing testing regimes and offer improved ability to detect whether any strains are resistant to antibiotic treatments.”

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