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Sexually transmitted superbug on the way?

There was a bit of buzz recently about a new “sex superbug” making its way into the United States, but reports of an anti-biotic-resistant gonorrhea strain are premature, according to public health officials.

That doesn’t mean people shouldn’t protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases. It’s quite possible that the new strain, called H041, will appear in Boston within a year or two.

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