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
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 spread in
clothing or wash clothes if used by...
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