As per recent reports, it has been revealed that a European watchdog has warned that with new cases of gonorrhea arising, problems are even increasing to tackle them, as most of the strains of the disease have become resistant to antibodies.
It has been reported that the disease drastically affects populations across Europe, as it has been administered that after Chlamydia, this is the second most common sexually transmitted disease in the continent.
However, it has been recovered that UK being alert to the consequences of the disease has introduced a screening program.
Findings of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the association responsible for analyzing the expansion of the disease, suggest that in 2010, Europe alone accounted for a total of 32,000 cases of gonorrhea.
Further, it was subjected that an increase in number of cases of resistance of the disease to antibiotics, with which it had been treated, has been encountered, the rate rose from 4% to 9%.
Moreover, it was administered that by the year 2009, seven countries had been reported, who claimed that the infection has acquired resistance against the antibiotic. However, the number rose to 17 until the last year.
Marc Sprenger, Director of the centre, said “This indicates the risk that gonorrhea may become an untreatable disease in the near future”.