The WHO now says first-line antibiotics are becoming useless in the worldwide fight against gonorrhea.
Kansas City health officials say they have not seen the superbugs in their region.
"Gonorrhea is a really smart bacteria and it's starting to evolve," said Tonya Randle Bailey, a nurse. "It's getting resistant to some of our traditional antibiotics that we use."
Antibiotic resistance is causing gonorrhea to become harder and sometimes impossible to treat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Most of the antibiotic resistant strains have been reported on the coasts. Kansas City health officials hope that they can keep the bacterium at bay through sex education and better screening measures.
Doctors are warned not to overprescribe antibiotics. The public is advised to be careful about their sex partners and to use condoms.