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New test for STI in a bid to stop superbug

An Australian-developed test for gonorrhoea has been created to help stop the spread of antibiotic resistance and to tailor treatment for patients. The new test can detect patients with strains of the infection that remain susceptible to ciprofloxacin, which can spare the use of stronger drugs by “recycling” an older one.

“We are starting to run out of antibiotics, so we want to make the best use of all available antibiotics,” Assoc Prof Whiley told AAP.

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