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Gonorrhea

Factsheet

Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in mucous membranes of the body. Gonorrhea bacteria can grow in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, and anus.


Disease Reporting

 
Gonorrhea: Investigative Guidelines (pdf)
Gonorrhea: Case Report Form (pdf)

Data

Gonorrhea statistics (pdf) from the Oregon Communicable Disease 2011 report

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