1. Outbreak

    Sex ‘Superbug’ Discovered in Hawaii

    KAPOLEI, HI - APRIL 19:  Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea tees off the 16th hole during the third round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf at the Ko Olina Golf Club on April 19, 2013 in Kapolei, Hawaii.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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    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.

    Read it at The Daily Mail