For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
Above, a human being infected with Syphilis; There are two common types of syphilis: Nichols and Street Strain 14
Swiss researchers discovered the most frequent type of the STI to be SS14-Ω
However, 90% of the samples they analysed were resistant to antibiotics
Cases of the bacterial infection have shot up by 71% in England since 2011
Syphilis cases are increasingly more common in the US. Infections rose 15% from 2013-14 and another 19% from 2014-2015, according to CDC data
Syphilis could become impossible to treat with key antibiotics, doctors warn amid concerns over a new drug-resistant strain.
Once a death sentence, the vast majority of syphilis cases today are curable with penicillin injections.
However, a new study reveals an aggressive new strain of the infection is more widespread than previously thought - and there are limited ways to control it.
In an analysis of syphilis samples, researchers by the University of Zurich found the most common to be SS14-Ω, a sub-set of SS14.
Alarmingly, 90 per cent of the SS14-Ω samples they analysed were resistant to antibiotics
Although scientists have yet to detect any penicillin-resistant strains, the discovery is an ominous sign that it is adapting to modern medicine.
Cases of the chronic bacterial infection have shot up by 71 per cent in England since 2011, according to the latest figures.
Syphilis cases are also increasingly more common in the U.S. Infections rose 15 percent between 2013 and 14; and another 19 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to CDC data.
Scientists are unsure just how many of these cases can be put down to the relatively new strain that is growing resistant to key antibiotics.