29 Mar 2018

'Super-gonorrhoea' - could it happen here?

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:20 pm on 29 March 2018

A man in the UK has contracted what's being dubbed the 'world's worst' super-gonorrhoea, an sexually transmitted infection that may not be cured by traditional antibiotics. 

Both the World Health Organisation and European Centres for Disease Control have confirmed this case is a world first. 

We ask Dr Siouxsie Wiles, microbiologist at the University of Auckland, about what the state of New Zealand's sexual health and whether we need extra-precautions for this kind of infection here. 

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