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The arrival of the inevitable untreatable cases is being sped up by rising rates of gonorrhea and other STDs.
The new data mark a 4th straight year of "steep and sustained" increases.
The CDC issued a foreboding warning, noting that all progress made toward STD elimination in the United States has lost traction.
Syphilis cases jumped 19%, gonorrhea increased by 12.8%, and chlamydia by 5.9% from 2014.
Quinolones are no longer recommended for gonorrhea because of widespread resistance.
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