We May Be One Step Closer to a Gonorrhea Vaccine

The bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae which cause gonorrhea.									W. Jerry Brown  CDC

A number of cases with identical etiology were reported in several countries in Asia, Europe and in the United States; an epidemiological link with global travel to Saudi Arabia, during which close contact with returning pilgrims could be established, was also reported.

Using a condom or abstaining from sex are now the only ways to avoid contracting gonorrhea, which infects about 80 million people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Moderate red white blood cells with gram negative diplococci intracellular Gram-negative coffee bean-shaped diplococci bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea.

Some strains of the bacterium that cause gonorrhoea are now resistant to all available antibiotics.

"A lot of these vaccines have been used widely globally", Petousis-Harris said. The new results are "the first to show that vaccination against gonorrhea could be possible", Johnston says.

The reason for this, they speculate, is because the bacteria that causes meningitis is a very close relative of the species that causes gonorrhoea, and the jab was giving cross-protection. This is the first time a vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhoea.

She and colleagues looked at data from the New Zealand national vaccine registry to see who received a meningococcal vaccine that was available from 2004 to 2008, called MeNZB.

Overall, there were 14,730 cases and controls: 1,241 gonorrhea cases, 12,486 chlamydia cases, and 1,002 co-infections.

"The potential ability of an OMV group B meningococcal vaccine to provide even moderate protection against gonorrhoea would have substantial public health benefits in view of the prevalence of gonorrhoea, and the increase in antibiotic resistance".

Bonfils asking for donations with blood supply dangerously low
According to United Blood Services, the current O-negative blood supply, the universal blood type, will only last one day. Or you can go to their website at " vablood.org " and look for a bus or blood drive near you.

For example, given that both groups were sexually active, we don't know why the majority of people with gonorrhoea didn't also have a chlamydia infection, and how this may have affected the results. No such link was found between the vaccine and chlamydia.

This large study found an association between having the MeNZB vaccine and a reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with gonorrhoea. By mimicking bacterial bits released as the bugs proliferate, the vaccine trains the immune system to recognize and attack the bacteria.

The designers of the vaccine initially hand in mind to control meningitis epidemics but once OMV antigens known to prove an immune response to gonorrhea were added, the vaccine proved useful against the STD as well. Meningococcal vaccines that protect against the other strains do not seem to have the same effect.

It's worth noting our study likely underestimated the vaccine's effectiveness, and also while they need to be tested, the other aforementioned vaccines may be more effective than MeNZB.

The findings should "reinvigorate" gonorrhea vaccine research, commented Kate Seib, PhD, of Griffiths University in Gold Coast, Australia.

Black said this suggests that the vaccine, which was effective against mild infections, may be more effective against the more severe cases. "It might be that we've got a vaccine out there that could make a significant difference".

Dr Helen Petousis-Harris said the results of the research were exciting and unexpected.

The study was supported by GSK Vaccines (formerly Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics).

Dr. Jean Longtin, head of the province's public health laboratory, said he and some colleagues made a decision to look at whether the vaccination campaign was having an impact on gonorrhea rates in that area after reading about an early observation from Norway.

Related News:

  • Fort Drum infantryman accused of killing wife, police officer

    Fort Drum infantryman accused of killing wife, police officer

    Michael allegedly killed his wife along with his lover Alisa Jackson and tried to portray the murder scene as a burglary. Fort Drum is near Theresa; both areas are in deep upstate NY , close to the Canadian border and north of Syracuse.
    Study suggests link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's

    Study suggests link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's

    The study was based on an admittedly small group of people, just 17 healthy adults aged between 35 and 65. These are all treatable and can help you get the recommend 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
    Foolish umbrella sharing business loses its 300000 brollies

    Foolish umbrella sharing business loses its 300000 brollies

    The problems with the service are said to revolve around challenges when it comes to customers actually returning the umbrellas. The company was launched in Shenzhen earlier this year with a 10 million yuan investment, inspired by rent-a-bike companies.
  • Man Killed By Takata Airbag While Working On A Honda

    Man Killed By Takata Airbag While Working On A Honda

    District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Michigan announced the appointment of Harvard University Professor Eric D. The company added that it had mailed 12 notices about the recall effort over almost seven years to the owners of the vehicle.
    Congress Targets Centre; Says Amarnath Attack Unacceptable Security Lapse

    Congress Targets Centre; Says Amarnath Attack Unacceptable Security Lapse

    After the bus resumed its onward journey, it came under attack from a group of terrorists at Khanabal around 2017 hours yesterday. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu urged pilgrims to follow government advisory protocols to all pilgrims visiting Amarnath shrine.
    Steam mass bans over 40000 accounts

    Steam mass bans over 40000 accounts

    When it comes to Valve, the Steam bans often happen as a result of cheating on some of the most popular games on the platform. So what's the deal? A couple days ago, Valve went through and made a whole bunch of Steam bans.
  • Top Jewish lawyers hired in Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna case

    Top Jewish lawyers hired in Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna case

    This comes in addition to the model's claims back in April where she said Rob punched and knocked her to the ground. In his post , he allegedly accused her of cheating, substance use, and alcohol abuse.
    WhatsApp gets NCPI nod for payments, to tie up with multiple banks

    WhatsApp gets NCPI nod for payments, to tie up with multiple banks

    Hota further adds that the e-commerce giant will not develop its own app, but will instead use a pay button for UPI on its portal. UPI , laucnhed by NPCI , is a mobile application that helps quick transfer of money through a mobile device round the clock.

    The Week Ahead: Yellen in the Spotlight

    Traders are looking ahead to potential news out of the Federal Reserve when Yellen addresses Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. LONDON, July 10 The dollar climbed to a two-month high against the Japanese yen on Monday as robust jobs data propped up U.S.
  • Andy Murray battles past Benoit Paire at Wimbledon

    Andy Murray battles past Benoit Paire at Wimbledon

    You'd think he'd feel a similar burden, considering his country hasn't produced a male Grand Slam victor for nearly 14 years. In contrast, Muguruza has sailed into the last 16 without dropping a set, a run which has even surprised herself.
    Drinking more coffee could lead to a longer life, studies say

    Drinking more coffee could lead to a longer life, studies say

    Imperial researchers evaluated data from 10 European countries of over half a million people aged 35 plus. Women with the biggest coffee habit, however, had an increased risk of death from ovarian cancer.
    David Griffin pulls his name out of Knicks GM, President search

    David Griffin pulls his name out of Knicks GM, President search

    Steve Mills is the acting team president and met with Griffin in NY on Friday, according to The Post's Marc Berman . The team president role was vacated when the Knicks and Phil Jackson mutually agreed to part ways this offseason.


Most liked

Reliance Jio's Dhan Dhana Dhan offer: 84GB in Rs 399
Also, for someone who wants a lesser price for now will be getting the validity of 56 days for Rs. 309. At Rs 1999, 120 days validity, updated for 90 days offered previously, for 155GB data over 125GB.

Donald Trump to make state visit to Britain next year
The US President shelved plans for a United Kingdom trip this autumn because he did not want to have to deal with protesters. That didn't happen, and now it looks as if Trump isn't planning to make an official trip until 2018, reports The Guardian .

Star Wars Battlefront II beta set for October
EA, via the PlayStation Blog , has announced the details of the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta , which begins in early October. Those who have pre-ordered a copy of the upcoming title will be able to access the beta on October 4th.