Prof Ison said: "Choosing an effective antibiotic can be a challenge because the organism that causes gonorrhoea
is very versatile and develops resistance to antibiotics very quickly.
Worryingly, 50 per cent of women with gonorrhoea
will not be aware they have the infection.
In the 1980s, the rates of gonorrhoea
infection fell as people, frightened by HIV and AIDS, used condoms more, but now the rates of infection are on the rise and that's why there are so many adverts warning you about the infection.
If you have gonorrhoea
you should be tested for other infections too.
can often be seen down a microscope so if you go to an STD clinic for tests you can get your results while you wait.
Furthermore, there's no way gonorrhoea
can affect your genes and it's those that you passed on to your son who'll pass a quarter of them on to his child.
is Britain's fastest- growing STD and is becoming resistant to many antibiotics.
The health watchdog highlighted the outbreak of drug-resistant gonorrhoea
in the North in September and called drugresistant gonorrhoea
and tuberculosis "a significant threat".
A report by Public Health England says cases of gonorrhoea
have risen by almost 20% in 2014 among heterosexuals.
Dr Mike Gent, a consultant in communicable disease control for PHE, said: "We can confirm investigations are under way into an outbreak of gonorrhoea
in the north of England.
A spokesperson for Kirklees Council's public health department said: "We can confirm investigations are under way into an outbreak of gonorrhoea
in the North of England.
If untreated, gonorrhoea
results in severe complications and can lead to infertility or even septicaemia.
A new strain of gonorrhoea
has been found to be antibiotic-resistant in Australia.
AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated its novel investigational drug AZD0914 as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) and awarded its development programme Fast Track status for the treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhoea
, which is increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and poses a serious global public health threat.
Core groups, antimicrobial resistance and rebound in gonorrhoea
in North America.