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'Sex Superbug' Worrying US Health Officials

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A strain of a so-called "sex superbug" was found in Hawaii last week.

This "sex superbug" was initially discovered in Japan two years ago and is a strain of gonorrhea that is immune to all antibiotics.

Hawaiian health officials stressed that what they've discovered in two people was not the same potent "sex superbug" that has everyone worried.

Just the same, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has asked Congress for $50 million to find a new antibiotic to treat the drug-resistant strain of the disease.

Although no deaths from the gonorrhea, actually named HO41, have been reported as yet, there are fears that if it spreads unchecked, the STD could wind up being as deadly as AIDS.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

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