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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE – WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/ecfc-dog083018.php 2018 was the year which saw the emergence of Super Gonorrhea (refer earlier Blog), where the bacteria were resistant to standard antibiotic treatment. There has been a recent update, based on samples collected from patients in 2016....
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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE – WHERE ARE WE NOW

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There is a well-documented trend showing a sharp increase in the numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. While this is a major concern, there is a more worrying problem emerging, namely, antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Singapore. There is ...
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SHARP RISE IN GONORRHOEA AND SYPHILIS REPORTED IN AUSTRALIA

What do we need to know? Why does it matter? How does it affect us?

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The latest data from the Annual Surveillance Report 2017 (HIV , viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Australia) by The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society 2017 is now available:https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/report/annual-surveillance-report-hiv-...
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RISE IN STD/STI INCIDENCE SINGAPORE: What do we need to know? Who are at risk? What may be done?

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Data source: https://www.dsc-clinic.sg/Pati...The Singapore Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (or DSC) revealed in January this year statistics on sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Singapore. Like most developed countries, chlamydia has the highest incidence rates ...
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Syphilis – The emergence of a pandemic cluster

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The introduction of the antibiotic, Penicillin in the mid-twentieth century effectively treated Syphilis. This is still the first-line treatment for Syphilis.  The first reported outbreaks of Syphilis were reported in Europe in 1495 and spread rapidly to other continents, resulting in a pandemic ...
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