7/8/2004

Oral antibiotics are no longer effective in treating a mutant syphilis strain that is fast-spreading around the U.S., according to a study in today's New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers report at least 10% of syphilis samples contain a strain that is resistant to azithromycin, the drug now used instead of penicillin as a treatment for the disease.

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