As humans develop new ways to fight old diseases, nature has a way of adapting and evolving methods for fighting back. A perfect example is gonorrhea.

This sexually transmitted disease (STD) was once extremely common until a cure was found. But nature found a way to circumvent that cure, creating a new threat in the form of what's been called super gonorrhea.

History and symptoms

Gonorrhea’s presence among human populations dates all the way back to the 13th century. It was named for the discovery of the gonococcus bacteria in the late 19th century, but up until then, it was mostly known by euphemisms such as "the Clap," which some say is derived from the French word "clapier," meaning brothel.

When gonorrhea symptoms show up, they usually manifest in the genital region. In addition to urethra swelling and throbbing pain in the penis or testicles, symptoms in men tend to include an increased frequency of urination along with a burning sensation during it. Women may experience similar symptoms, along with heavier and unpredictable