Girl, 11, catches gonorrhea from swimming in Italian hot spring

An 11-year-old girl from Austria reportedly was infected with gonorrhea after taking a dip in a thermal pool during a vacation to Italy.  Her family — including her mom, dad and older sister — had been swimming at the volcanic lake Specchio di Venere, or “Mirror of Venus,” on the island of Pantelleria, off the coast of Sicily. Two days later, she began to experience the … Continue reading Girl, 11, catches gonorrhea from swimming in Italian hot spring

“Super Gonorrhea” On The Rise Because of Overuse of Antibiotics for The Coronavirus

According to new reports, the overuse of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic has created a rise in drug-resistant strains of super gonorrhea.  Azithromycin, a common antibiotic used to treat chest and sinus infections, has been used during the pandemic to prevent co-infection of hospitalized coronavirus patients and to treat symptoms in severely ill patients. The World Health Organization (WHO) told the Sun that the widespread use of the drug … Continue reading “Super Gonorrhea” On The Rise Because of Overuse of Antibiotics for The Coronavirus