Stark warning about “super bacteria” affecting gay people! Stark warning about “super bacteria” affecting gay people!

Stark warning about “super bacteria” affecting gay people!

Stark warning about “super bacteria” affecting gay people!

Experts have issued a worrying warning of a significant rise in cases of the spread of superbugs through sex among gay and bisexual men.

Infections with a “widespread” antibiotic-resistant version of Shigella sonnei bacteria have risen 24-fold in England in less than a year, chiefs of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said.

Intestinal infections can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever.

Official data show that 97 cases of infection were reported this year alone, until the end of November. Only four cases were recorded in 2022.

Health chiefs warned that the high rates remind us of the importance of testing for sexually transmitted diseases. They added that every area in England had recorded at least one case of Shigella.

Antibiotic treatment is recommended among people with severe symptoms, including prolonged diarrhea, those who require hospitalization, or people who are immunocompromised.

But the bacteria have become resistant to quinolones and azithromycin, the most common types of antibiotics previously used to kill them.

The infection is caused by bacteria found in stool, which is usually spread through anal sex.

However, it can also be transmitted through unwashed hands, if someone eats food contaminated with bacteria.

Experts advise men infected with Shigella to get tested for other sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

They should also avoid all spas, swimming, hot tubs and sharing towels, and avoid preparing food for other people until a week after symptoms stop.

While 90% of cases recorded in 2023 were among men with an average age of 35, indicating a “predominance of sexual transmission”, UKHSA bosses also warned of the risks of foodborne infections.

They said the spread of the virus among food workers and caregivers had previously led to outbreaks around the world by continuing to work when they were unwell.

Symptoms usually begin within four days of exposure, but are commonly confused with food poisoning.

Italian virologist: Covid infection is developing

Italian virologist Ilaria Capo confirmed on Friday that Covid infection is in the growth stage, stressing the importance of being cautious and following preventive measures.
Ilaria said in an editorial published in the Corriere della Sera newspaper: “Infection may occur on a train, plane, or in other crowded closed places, and we must carry prevention methods with us so that we do not blame ourselves later.. We are in a growth stage for the virus infection and it is important to be careful.” And conduct swabs.

She added: "I do not want to convince anyone that we need to re-wear protective masks, but we must always carry them with us, as we may witness embarrassing situations when sitting next to people who are coughing or showing symptoms of respiratory diseases."

The World Health Organization announced earlier that the new coronavirus has adapted to humans, yet it continues to mutate.

Small frogs with fangs discovered in the forests of Indonesia

An Indonesian-American scientific team discovered small frogs with fangs weighing no more than two grams in the volcanic highlands of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

PLOS ONE magazine indicates that these frogs are of the Limnonectes phyllofolia type and are characterized by their small size and are classified as species that lay eggs.

Researchers discovered these frogs during their study of tropical forests, where they found their eggs on tree leaves and rocks covered with moss. This is unusual because frogs lay their eggs in water. The researchers then saw small, brown-spotted frogs, about the size of a coin, guarding their nests. The interesting thing is that the males take care of the eggs and tadpoles, covering them with special compounds to protect them from dehydration and bacteria.

These frogs are characterized by the presence of small teeth in the upper jaw and small fangs in the lower jaw. It is noteworthy that several types of frogs in Southeast Asia have fangs that they use to defend themselves, protect their territories, and also use them for hunting.

Studies have shown that frog teeth evolved independently at least four times. Similar frogs have previously been found in Cambodia, Vietnam, West Africa and South America.

It should be noted that scientists in Rwanda some time ago found frogs whose croaking resembled the sound made by children's dolls, living in places about 2 km above sea level.
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