2 percent in 2000. Resistance to ceftiaxone grew from .1 percent to .3 percent during
the same period.
Then Sunday, a Japanese-European team presenting data at the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Disease Research meeting in Quebec City, Canada, publicly announced the discovery of a new strain of gonorrhea, H041, that displays a strong resistance to ceftriaxone.
"This is both an alarming and a predictable discovery," said one of the project's lead researchers, Dr.