NO cases of the drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea discovered by the United Nations Health Agency has been found in Fiji.
Ministry of Health's deputy secretary public health Dr Josefa Koroivueta confirmed this to The Fiji Times.
The UN Health Agency says the superbug, first discovered in Japan, may have already spread to other parts of the world.
Dr Koroivueta said though no cases of the infection had yet been reported in Fiji there were still measures to test for it.
"There is a laboratory-based surveillance system to detect the presence or absence of this multidrug resistant Neisseria Gonorrhea Organism," said Dr Koroivueta.
"The presentation clinically has not changed," he said.
Dr Koroivueta's comments come after the Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation expressed concern at the new superbug, saying it could be a major threat to Fiji.
Pacific Islands AIDS Foundation legal trainer Laitia Tamata said the superbug would pose a major threat not only to Fiji but to the region and the world.
Mr Tamata said HIV stakeholders had been looking at ways to integrate STIs but the discovery of the superbug was forcing the merger.
"This superbug will be on par with HIV in the sense that it is resistant to all forms of medication," he said.
Dr Koroivueta reiterated the safest way for people to protect themselves from the disease was simple.
"Awareness through the wellness approach is the way to go. Our bodies are designed to reproduce and enjoy the span of life through the wellness approach," he said. "Sex is part of wellness but not immorality and high-risk sexual practices. Avoid them and the superbug is not an issue for us."