A person who came from central Europe and visited Australia has been found to be infected with a dangerous type of gonorrhea strain, causing concern and alarm from health professionals in Australia and New Zealand.

The "Superbug"

Dubbed as the "superbug", this particular gonorrhea strain is said to be the most dangerous and highly resistant of all. It should be considered a serious and major public health threat so everyone should be warned.

Why the "superbug" is so dangerous

The gonorrhea superbug is called the A8806 and it possesses attributes that are similar to H041, which is another incurable and untreatable type of sexually-transmitted disease. The superbug has been around for many years, as it has already been identified on more than one occasion. It could become a very risky problem if it reaches more places and infects more people. Since the time it was discovered, doctors are studying what treatment medications and solutions can fight it off. If it is not treated, it may lead to the known gonorrhea complications, such as infections in the throat, rectum, and genitals, and even more.


Gonorrhea is a very common sexually-transmitted disease brought about by the Neisseria gonorrhea bacterium. It is passed on from one person to another through unprotected sex and from an infected mother to her baby. It is detected through gonorrhea testing and can be cured by antibiotics.