Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 3rd, 2000
In the 1980s, gonorrhea became resistant to penicillin and tetracycline, rendering these drugs ineffective treatment for gonorrhea. As a result, since 1989, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended fluoroquinolone antibiotics - such as ciprofloxacin - as treatment for gonorrhea.
According to a report in the September 22, 2000, issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, increased levels of fluoroquinolone-resistant gonorrhea now are being...
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