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Is gonorrhea "on the brink of becoming untreatable"?

"Untreatable" in this context is used to mean "resistant to all available antibiotics". Quotes from some recent reviews, editorials, and research papers: Unemo, M., & Nicholas, ...
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Is gonorrhea "on the brink of becoming untreatable"?

Without any doubt the answer is a very clear: YES! And it has been for some time, in quite the same manner —if not exactly— as expressed in the quote presented in the question. The WHO chose these ...
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Do antibiotic resistant infections kill 700,000 people a year?

These estimates are worldwide, with this being the source (AMR = AntiMicrobial Resistance): Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a crisis for the health and wealth of nations The 700k number was ...
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Does stopping antibiotics early increase risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria spreading?

Issue: Whether stopping a course of antibiotics earlier will increase the risk and spread of resistant disease causing bacteria in the body? Evidence: Traditional evidence pointed out that early ...
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