Spike in Queensland gonorrhoea cases sparks health warning
It is painful, irritating and spreading amongst Queenslanders.
A spike within the variety of sufferers presenting to well being and medical amenities with gonorrhoea has sparked a name from well being officers for individuals to make use of extra condoms.
The variety of instances of the sexually transmitted an infection this 12 months exhibits a 20 per cent enhance on final 12 months, with annual figures virtually doubling since 2014.
It infects the reproductive passages in women and men, the anus and rectum, the mouth and throat, and the eyes, and is changing into extra prevalent amongst older individuals.