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CANADA: Quebec Seeing Resurgence of Gonorrhea


CTV News (Montreal) (11.19.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

CTV News recently reported that the number of recorded gonorrhea cases in Quebec has almost doubled throughout the past six years. According to Quebec’s public health board (INSPQ), the province confirmed more than 2,500 gonorrhea cases for 2012, compared with 1,300 cases in 2006. Montreal recorded the majority of cases, with an additional rise in disease transmission evident in Nunavik. INSPQ is concerned as well about signs that gonorrhea is becoming resistant to antibiotics, so the agency is publicizing the use of newer drugs if standard treatment is ineffective.


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