Cupid’s Measles

Watch out Gisborne, Hamilton and Whangarei…the super clap is coming:

THE ”clap” is making a comeback, and experts say it is only a matter of time before superbug strains of the sexually transmitted infection reach Australian shores.

Diagnosis of gonorrhoea is up 50 per cent in the past five years, and already about 4 per cent of cases could be resistant to the common antibiotic used to treat it, government figures show.

An associate professor at the University of Queensland who is developing a world-first test for antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea, David Whiley, said two strains of gonorrhoea that were resistant to all antibiotics had also been found internationally.

The first form was in Japan, while the second was found in France and soon after jumped to Spain.

“It’s basically just a matter of time before we see it globally and in Australia,” he said.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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