Research Raises Hopes for Gonorrhea Vaccine

Research raises hopes for gonorrhea vaccine.Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is on rise making it a common sexually transmitted infection as show by the data from 77 countries.

Annually, approximately 78 Million people are infected with gonorrhea. It can infect the genitals, rectum and throat.

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The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart, such that every time a new class of antibiotic  is introduced to treat the infection, the bacteria evolves to resist them.

bacteria causing meningococcal disease in the New Zealand outbreak was eventually “developed

collaboration between Chiron Vaccines, the National Institute of Public Health of Norway (NIPH) and the New Zealand government, a vaccine aiming the specific strain of bacteria causing meningococcal disease in the New Zealand outbreak was eventually developed

“Related bacteria”

Neisseria gonorrhea (bacteria that cause gonorrhea ) and Neisseria meningitids bacteria cause meningococcal disease ) are cousins. The later already have  the vaccine ,since the two are closely related scientists with pharmaceutical companies are working to develop a vaccine specifically against the infection.

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