For the first time in ten years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has advocated for new ways to treat chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Every year, over 200 million people are infected with these diseases. According to WHO, short term dose of antibiotics has been the way these diseases are suppressed. But at the rate they are developing, it could just be a matter of time when these dosages will become ineffective.
Health officials also warned medical practitioners to desist from over-prescribing antibiotics. Infected patients must all the time make sure they take the correct dose for the right disease.
Gonorrhea over the years has been known to be a very smart bug that adapts to antibiotics. They infect the genitals, rectum and throat. While chlamydia causes burning sensations while urinating.
To tackle these foreseen resistance, WHO on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, sent out new guidelines – ensuring that doctors prescribe the best antibiotics and right doses for treating these diseases. The National Health Services have also been put in charge to monitor the patterns of antibiotics resistance in these infections
WHO also suggested that health authorities should keep a keen eye on how prescription is being given to persons having these infections. The body encouraged the use of condoms as the most effective way to protect oneself against these Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STD)