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Man with world's worst gonorrhea cured

But 2 more cases have been discovered.

Doctors have described him as "very lucky" and have taken his case to be a "wakeup call".

The man allegedly picked the bug after having unprotected sex with a partner from south East Asia despite having a British girlfriend.

The case was brought to the public's attention in March after it emerged that he had travelled.


The main antibiotic treatment - a combination of azithromycin and ceftriaxone - failed to treat the disease

After thorough analysis of his condition, only one last treatment could work an antibiotic called ertapenem.

The BBC reports that Dr Gwenda Hughes, the head of sexually-transmitted infections at Public Health England, said: "We are pleased to report that the case of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea has been successfully treated."

The public health body launched an investigation to track down any further cases - including in his British partner - but says the superbug has not spread in the UK.


Discussions between Public Health England, the World Health Organization and the European Centres for Disease Control agreed this was the most serious case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea ever detected.

But now two "similar" cases have been discovered in Australia. One also had sex in South East Asia, the other reported no foreign travel.


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