Gonorrhoea is a curable sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The numbers affected are likely to be underestimated as up to 86% of women and 55% of men have no symptoms. Clinical signs of infection include mucosal inflammation of the urogenital tract, throat and rectum in males and females, and eye infections in babies born to infected mothers. Serious complications can occasionally occur if infections are not treated.
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