For every 100,000 people in the UK, there are around 75 cases of gonorrhoea
, three times the average for the continent.
The STI is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoea
and is usually spread through having unprotected sex.
Debbie Laycock, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: "We are yet again seeing soaring rates of syphilis and gonorrhoea
, and increases in the number of people attending sexual health services, which is happening against a back drop of central government stripping PS700 million from public health budgets in the last five years.
The research into oropharyngeal gonorrhoea
comes amid growing concerns about 'super' strains of the STI that are becoming resistant to medicine.
Dr Helen Fifer, a PHE consultant microbiologist, told The Telegraph: "Gonorrhoea
can be serious if untreated, with possible long-term health problems including infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease.
strains are resistant to most new treatments.
It came after a Health Protection report published yesterday revealed that a large increase in gonorrhoea
diagnosis between 2016-2017 showed the disease was resistant to the antibiotic commonly used to treat it.
Cllr Brant said while cases of the so-called "super gonorrhoea
" had not reached Liverpool, overall cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were rising because of the large number of students and young people in the city.
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV issued an alert to clinicians urging them to follow up cases of high-level drug-resistant gonorrhoea
and trace their sexual partners.
No matter how many times someone is infected with gonorrhoea
, which can cause infertility, the body does not build up resistance to the infection.
'The bacteria that cause gonorrhoea
are particularly smart.
Contact tracing for gonorrhoea
in homosexual and heterosexual men.
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV urged clinicians to follow up cases of high-level drug-resistant gonorrhoea
and trace sexual partners.
LONDON, Rabi'I 16, 1437, December 27, 2015, SPA -- England's chief medical officer has warned that gonorrhoea
may become untreatable due to a highly drug-resistant strain of the infection, UPI reported.
Assessment of self taken swabs versus clinician taken swab cultures for diagnosing gonorrhoea
in women: single centre, diagnostic accuracy study.