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Gonorrhea Needs to Be Treated by More-Potent Injections

A growing strain of gonorrhea that’s resistant to all available drugs should spur a change in how the disease is treated in the U.S., where the type hasn’t yet been seen, according to health officials.

Doctors now need to use more potent injections instead of cefixime, the pill that was the standard of care, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Resistant gonorrhea was reported in 17 European countries in 2010, an increase from seven a year earlier, according to a survey released in June.