gonorrhoea


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gonorrhoea

(esp US), gonorrhea
an infectious venereal disease caused by a gonococcus, characterized by a burning sensation when urinating and a mucopurulent discharge from the urethra or vagina
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Gonorrhoea is a common bacterial sexually-transmitted infection and if left untreated can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility in women.
GONORRHOEA or the clap, to use its nickname, is caught through vagina, anal or oral sex.
Gonorrhoea used to kill people, but now it's an infection that can be treated easily with antibiotics.
GONORRHOEA can be found in the vagina, rectum and the throat so you can catch it via unprotected sex, anal sex and also oral sex.
YOU get gonorrhoea from unprotected vagina, anal or oral sex.
Gonorrhoea, when long-term, can affect a woman's fertility, but very rarely a man's.
A spokeswoman for Dyfed Health Authority said: "There has been a cluster of gonorrhoea cases but the situation is now under control.
There was a major alert about drug-resistant gonorrhoea in September after several cases were reported in the North.
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that can be passed on through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex.
The alarm was raised after the 16 patients were prescribed azithromycin - the antibiotic usually given to gonorrhoea sufferers - but their symptoms did not clear up.
PHE is concerned that the effectiveness of current front-line dual therapy for gonorrhoea will be threatened if this resistant strain continues to spread unchecked.
Gonorrhoea, known as the clap, is the second most common bacterial STI in the UK, after chlamydia.