'Sex superbug': 'Sex superbug' may not be so super after all
According to a story posted by the Associated Press on Wednesday, health officials were concerned with a strain of gonorrhea -- known as H041 -- believed to be resistant to any known antibiotic.
The report said the "sex superbug" had spread to Hawaii, and also surfaced in California and Norway.
The CDC and the California Health Department both confirmed Wednesday there haven't been any cases of H041 in California.
Nikki Mays, a spokeswoman for the CDC, said the H041 strain refers to a case detected in Japan in 2009, and is related to ceftriaxoneresistance.
Ceftriaxone is the drug the CDC recommends for the first-line treatment of gonorrhea.
"This strain hasn't been detected elsewhere, and ceftriaxone resistance has not been detected in the United States," Mays said.