A reported ‘sex superbug’ was rumored to be infecting people in the United States. Last week, a drug-resistant strain of the STD gonorrhea was allegedly found in two people in Hawaii, however, NBC has cleared up the nasty rumors.
The Hawaiian cases were actually first discovered in May 2011 and were proven to be a different strain of the STD, H11S8. Outlets like The AP eventually withdrew the inaccurate reports. But there are experts who still believe an untreatable gonorrhea epidemic could hit the States.
“We think that that could be just a matter of a year or two,” said William Smith, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors.
The disease is the second most common STD in America. Upwards of 500,000 cases are reported each year.