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Sex 'superbug' feared to be 'more infectious than AIDS' discovered in Hawaii
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED10:58 EST, 5 May 2013 | UPDATED: 03:38 EST, 6 May 2013

 
Health officials are warning that two cases of a so-called 'sex superbug' have been confirmed in Hawaii.

Hawaii News Now reports that the 'sex superbug' is a resistant strain of gonorrhea.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked Congress for $50 million to find a new antibiotic to treat the drug-resistant strain of the disease. The first case in the nation was identified in a young woman in Hawaii in May 2011.

The 'sex superbug' called H041 was first discovered in Japan in 2011. It spread to Hawaii, and has now surfaced in California and Norway.

Peter Whiticir with the State Department of Health says advisories have been sent to physicians and health care providers around Hawaii to be on the lookout for the resistant strain of gonorrhea.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked Congress for $50 million to find a new antibiotic to treat the drug-resistant strain of the disease. The first case in the nation was identified in a young woman in Hawaii in May 2011.

Doctors are warning that an antibiotic-resistant strain of gonorrhoea, now considered a superbug, has the potential to be as deadly as the AIDS virus.

Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in North America.

‘This might be a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly,’ Alan Christianson, a doctor of naturopathic medicine told CNBC.

Nearly 30 million people have died from AIDS related causes worldwide, but Christianson believes the effect of the gonorrhea bacteria is more direct.
 
‘Getting gonorrhea from this strain might put someone into septic shock and death in a matter of days,’ Christianson said. ‘This is very dangerous.’
 
In a briefing on Capitol Hill last week, William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition for STD Directors, urged Congress to target nearly $54 million in immediate funding to help find an antibiotic for HO41 and to conduct an education and public awareness campaign.

The 'superbug' was first discovered in Japan and some health officials have said it could rival AIDS

Although no deaths from HO41 have been reported as yet, experts say avoiding the disease completely is the best course of action.

‘People need to practice safe sex, like always,’ Christianson said. ‘Anyone beginning a new relationship should get tested along with their partner.

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You're gonnorheally want to rethink about visiting.

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You're gonnorheally want to rethink about visiting.

Never even been there, and have no desire to go there.
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You're gonnorheally want to rethink about visiting.

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Gonorrhea.

The movies I saw in the marines about Gonorrhea are still in my brain today.   :panic:
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First discovered in Japan (an island). Now found in Hawaii (islands). I hate to sound all conspiracy theoryish, but it sounds to me like someone is trying out a new manmade disease in a controlled environment.

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First discovered in Japan (an island). Now found in Hawaii (islands). I hate to sound all conspiracy theoryish, but it sounds to me like someone is trying out a new manmade disease in a controlled environment.

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I have no idea what that even means. But if you don't think the same scientists who fight diseases can't create them, then you're the crazy one.

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I have no idea what that even means. But if you don't think the same scientists who fight diseases can't create them, then you're the crazy one.

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We are going to Hawaii next year for our 20th wedding anniversary.

I ain't scared of no little STD, as I won't be dippin my wicket in unknown areas.
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We are going to Hawaii next year for our 20th wedding anniversary.

I ain't scared of no little STD, as I won't be dippin my wicket in unknown areas.

Air fare is the ticket to spreading is disease about the world.

We can travel all over the Earth  and find a new unknown disease

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Air fare is the ticket to spreading is disease about the world.

We can travel all over the Earth  and find a new unknown disease


What ever.
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I have no idea what that even means. But if you don't think the same scientists who fight diseases can't create them, then you're the crazy one.

What exactly do you have against Peach Cobbler?

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Air fare is the ticket to spreading is disease about the world.

We can travel all over the Earth  and find a new unknown disease


Patient 0 was an airline steward.

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First discovered in Japan (an island). Now found in Hawaii (islands). I hate to sound all conspiracy theoryish, but it sounds to me like someone is trying out a new manmade disease in a controlled environment.

Apparently you have NEVER travelled abroad, especially to the Philippines......  :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
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What ever.
As long as I don't have to talk to the hand.
As for Hawaii, I was there for a day connecting on a flight.
There is less VD in the west and much more from the yeast.
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Yippy!  Another disease to piss off the liberals because it isn't airborne, which means it will pretty much be confined to nasty sex-addicted
leftist and their homoqueerical fellow travelers.