Gonorrhoea was relatively benign in years gone by, going by the name “the clap” and was easily treated with penicillin. Now it’s a monster. A super-resistant form is cutting a swath through straight and gay communities. When it emerged in Leeds last year,

the new superbug prompted a national alert when one of the main treatments became useless against it. Cases of super gonorrhoea have now been detected in the West Midlands, London and southern England. Even Public Health England ­acknowledges it’s proving difficult to contain the outbreak. READ MORE