viernes, 17 de agosto de 2012

"Did You Know?" - August 17, 2012

Did You Know?
August 17, 2012
  • CDC recently revised its gonorrhea treatment guidelines because the oral antibiotic cefixime is becoming less effective in treating this sexually transmitted disease.
  • Gonorrhea affects over 700,000 people annually and can lead to life-threatening ectopic pregnancy and infertility—caused by pelvic inflammatory disease—and increase the likelihood of HIV transmission.
  • There are important steps [PDF-214KB] state and local health departments and others can take to address the potential threat of drug-resistant gonorrhea.

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