July 10, 2017
by Alison Millington, Business Insider
The World Health Organization has warned that cases of untreatable, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea are on the rise due to unsafe oral sex and a decline in condom use.
Data from 77 countries showed that when someone contracts the common sexually-transmitted infection — which infects roughly 78 million people each year — it is now “much harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat,” according to the WHO.
This is because the infection is rapidly developing a resistance to antibiotics.
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Other diseases continue to quickly spread, and dentists should be on high-alert. Read more here.