In 2017, there were nearly 50,000 cases of gonorrhoea
in the UK, making up more than half the European total of almost 90,000.
That year there were 188 new diagnoses of gonorrhoea
- colloquially known as the Clap.
But a recent government sexual health report found that "Anti-microbial resistance is becoming a major issue in the treatment of gonorrhoea
" and that there have been a further two cases of gonorrhea super-strains in the past three months.
They found gay men were more likely to have gonorrhoea
in their throat than their penis - and the risk of spreading it was greater for kissing than for oral sex.
Cases of gonorrhoea
have risen by 22 per cent in one year, with almost 45,000 diagnoses in 2017, figures for England show.
Researchers have identified a protein that powers the virulence of the bacteria that causes gonorrhoea
, opening the possibility of a new target for antibiotics and, even better, a vaccine.
Cllr Paul Brant, who is cabinet member for adults and health, slammed the Government's shorttermism in cutting the funding when diseases like gonorrhoea
and syphilis are on the rise.
It came after a Health Protection report published yesterday revealed that a large increase in gonorrhoea
diagnosis between 2016-2017 was concerning because they were resistant to the anti-biotic commonly used to treat the disease.
If untreated, gonorrhoea
can result in severe complications and lead to infertility or septicaemia in rare cases.
Just last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned about a rise in untreatable "superbug" strains of gonorrhoea
, which have been detected in at least three people across the world.
KARACHI -- World Health Organization (WHO) has sought better prevention and treatment of Gonorrhoea
that infects an estimated 78 million people each year.
The transmission dynamics of gonorrhoea
: modelling the reported behaviour of infected patients from Newark, New Jersey.