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Austrian man catches drug-resistant strain of STI from Cambodian prostitute as experts claim virus poses ‘major global threat’

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Austrian man catches drug-resistant strain of STI from Cambodian prostitute as experts claim virus poses

Scientists have warned about a super Gonorrhoea which poses a ‘major global threat’ after an Austrian man caught a drug-resistant version of the STI.

 

The unidentified man, in his 50s, became infected after having unprotected sex with a prostitute while on holiday in Cambodia in April. 

 

Five days later, when he returned home, he experienced a burning pain while urinating and discharge from his penis. Medical tests revealed he had gonorrhoea and he was given standard antibiotics.

 

While the drugs made his symptoms disappear, the man still tested positive, meaning the treatment had technically failed. 

 

Doctors called his strain ‘extensively drug resistant’ and different from ones seen before.

 

They warned it could effectively render gonorrhoea untreatable, if it was allowed to spread. 

 

Lead author of the report, Dr. Sonja Pleininger of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, said such strains ‘poses a major global public health threat’. 

 

‘If such strains manage to establish a sustained transmission, many gonorrhoea cases might become untreatable,’ she said. 

 

New medications targeting the gonorrhoea bacteria and/or the creation of an effective gonorrhoea vaccine are crucial to limiting the impact of drug resistant strains, the authors added. 

 

The man was eventually treated with a week-long course of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, a combination antibiotic treatment. He later tested negative.

 

However, Cambodian sex worker was unable to be traced, meaning the situation could repeat itself, according to experts who detailed the man’s case in the journal Eurosurveillance.

 

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Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they’ve split

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Kendall Jenner was spotted spending some alone time with Devin Booker amid reports they have split.

 

The two were cozy with each other as they spent time at Soho House in Malibu Sunday, June 26.

 

Pictures show Devin smiling as Kendall gave him flirty looks.

 

Multiple outlets reported that the couple had split but the recent photos paint a different picture.

 

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Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

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Nigerian man arrested in South Africa for alleged possession of drugs

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Nigerian man arrested?in?South Africa for alleged possession of drugs

A Nigerian national has been arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa for alleged possession of drugs. 

 

Jo’burg Metro Police Department in a statement on Monday, June 27, said the suspect was arrested with crystal meth and dagga (cannabis)

 

“Whilst conducting patrols in Florida, #JMPD K9 Unit noticed suspicious activity outside a house on 6 Ave, Florida. Entry was gained into the premises & a Nigerian national was arrested for possession of drugs (crystal meth & dagga). Suspect detained at Florida SAPS” the statement read. 

 

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At least 3 dead and 40 wounded as Russian missiles blast crowded mall in Ukraine

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At least 3 dead and 40 wounded as Russian missiles blast crowded mall in Ukraine

At least 3 dead and 40 wounded as Russian missiles blast crowded mall in Ukraine

At least 3 people have died while 40 sustained varying degrees of injuries after Russian missiles were fired into a Ukraine shopping mall.

 

Two Russian missiles were reportedly fired Monday, June 27, into the shopping center, in the central city of Kremenchuk.

 

A video shared following the attack shows the building — with nearly 1,000 civilians inside — up in flames.

 

At least 3 dead and 40 wounded as Russian missiles blast crowded mall in Ukraine

 

President Zelensky said, “It is impossible to even imagine the number of victims.”

 

Zelensky confirmed that the mall held no military importance, and was not even near any other military target.

 

At least 3 dead and 40 wounded as Russian missiles blast crowded mall in Ukraine

 

Ukrainian officials call the attack a downright “act of terrorism against civilians”.

 

Zelensky called it an effort by Russia to stop “people’s attempts to live a normal life, which make the occupiers so angry.”

 

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