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Sex ‘Superbug’ Discovered in Hawaii

Say aloha to the new sex “superbug.” A drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea has been confirmed in Hawaii, and doctors are warning that it has the potential to be “a lot worse than AIDS in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect people more quickly.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking $50 million from Congress to research an antibiotic that could treat the disease. Called HO41, the “sex superbug” was first discovered in Japan in 2011 and now has spread to Hawaii, California, and Norway.

May 6, 2013 9:40 AM