A report by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed resistance to three of the key drugs used to treat the infection – ciprofloxacin, cefixime and azithromycin – has grown.
One Brit contracted the “worst case ever” of super-gonorrhoea after he romped with a woman in south-east Asia.
Figures from 2017 show ciprofloxacin is now powerless in 36.4% of cases of gonorrhoea – a rise from 33.7% in 2016.
While azithromycin was resistant in 9.2% of cases compared to 4.7% the year before.
More than 78 million people are infected with it in the world each year according to the World Health Organisation.
Dr Helen Fifer, PHE consultant microbiologist, said: “Gonorrhoea can be serious if untreated, with possible long term health problems including infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease.
“The best way to protect yourself is to always use condoms with new and casual partners.
The warning comes after Daily Star Online revealed randy students could spark a super gonorrhoea epidemic as freshers bounce to different sexual partners in UK universities, experts warn.
Leading STI experts exclusively told us it’s just a matter of time before we have virtually untreatable gonorrhoea epidemic in the UK as randy Brit students sleep around more frequently, antibiotics fail and sexual health funding dries up.