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New data raise the specter of completely resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains, and options are few.
Syphilis cases jumped 19%, gonorrhea increased by 12.8%, and chlamydia by 5.9% from 2014.
A cluster in Hawaii involves bacteria with high resistance to azithromycin and reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone.
Data from 2014 showed that resistance to the antibiotic azithromycin quadrupled from 2013.
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