The Pathogens on Cupid’s Arrow


“Love is a burning thing
And it makes a fiery ring”
— Johny Cash

On Valentine’s Day some think of chocolate, or wine, or flowers. Physicians think of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This week with perfect timing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released ” target=”_blank”>this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report followed up on “You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by”
— Herman Hupfeld

Learn more:

” target=”_blank”>CDC Warns of Super-Gonorrhea (ABC News)
” target=”_blank”>CDC Grand Rounds: The Growing Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
” target=”_blank”>Untreatable Gonorrhea – The Next Infectious Threat

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