by MARTHA KEMPNER, RH Reality Check
Microscopic view of gonorrhea. (Neisseria gonorrhoeae via Shutterstock)
On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released anew report about drug-resistant bacteria, which categorizes pathogens by threat-level: urgent, serious, or concerning. Not surprisingly, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, was named an “urgent threat.” AsRH Reality Checkhas been reporting for over a year, evidence suggests that if nothing is done, the United States will soon see cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.