COVID-19 Circuit Breaker Period

Multi-Ministerial Task Force announced the implementation of very high safe distancing measures to reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19. All non-essential activities (including businesses) will be suspended during this period. For licensed healthcare institutions, clinical services which are triaged as non-essential should be deferred from 7 April onwards for 4 weeks while… Continue reading

New Test Becomes the First Reliable Mycoplasma Genitalium Detection Opportunity

The FDA in America has given its approval for new tests that can positively identify an STI-causing bacterium called Mycoplasma genitalium. The FDA approval came after 12,000 samples were examined and the reliability of the test was confirmed. Mycoplasma genitalium is known to cause urinary and reproductive tract infections. Until present, however, there was no reliable way to test for its presence. The early treatment of Mycoplasma genitalium infections is very important because in the long run, these could contribute to infertility or pregnancy complications.

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A Rare, Serious Form of Gonorrhoea Has Appeared: Here Are the Details

Five cases of a rare form of gonorrhoea infection have been identified in the US. Called disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI), this condition is caused by the bacterium that is responsible for the STI. DGI usually results from a high viral load, which is why the diagnosis of five people with this medical condition is uncommon. Doctors recommend regular screening for all sexually active individuals, as well as the practice of safe sex with condoms to bring down the risk of infections.

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