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We chose the bacterial disease gonorrhea. We were not able to find

when the disease was discovered or who discovered it.

Gonorrhea is a bacterial disease that is an infection caused by

gonoccocus bacteria. This bacteria is round shaped and can live only in dark,

warm, moist places. These places would include; inside your body, cervix,

penis, throat, and rectum. It usually involves the urethra in males, and

vagina, cervix, and fallopian tubes in females.

For 2-9 days there are no symptoms of Gonorrhea. Then some do

occur. There can be frequent burring urination and thick green-yellow

discharge from the penis or vagina. Also, there may be rectal discomfort

and discharge, joint pain, a mild rash, or sore throat and swollen glands. For

men, the opening of the penis may be red and sore. Symptoms of gonorrhea

show up more in males than in females, in fact, about half of the women with

gonorrhea have no symptoms. Effects of this disease could include;

gonococcal eye infection, blood poisoning, infectious arthritis, pelvic

inflammatory disease, epididnmitis, endocarditis, sexual impotence in men,

and infertility in women. Also, pregnant women can infect unborn babies.

Gonorrhea can be diagnosed by tests that include blood studies.

There could be laboratory cultures and microscopic analysis of the discharge

from the reproductive organs, rectum, or throat. Of course, you will have to

obtain some of the symptoms before the doctor will confirm that the tests

be administered.

This disease is transmitted by sexual contact. Any form of sexual

penetration, oral, anal, and vaginal can transmit gonorrhea. There are other

means of catching the disease, but they are not common. A person with

gonorrhea can infect another area of their body by touching the infected

area and transferring the excretions. Gonorrhea may also be



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