Microorganisms and Disease - Gonorrhea

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1. List the disease and/or illness
Gonorrhea
2. List what it is caused by (specific scientific and common names of the organism - viruses will be more difficult to determine the actual name). You must write the scientific name correctly using the rules of taxonomy discussed in chapter 1 lecture notes. Neisseria gonorrhoeae

3. Explain the disease/illness
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease.
4. What are the symptoms
It is believed that there are little to no symptoms associated with gonorrhea. Those males and females who do have any symptoms may experience burning with urinating. 5. How is it contracted
This disease is contracted through sexual intercourse of any kind with an infected person. 6. Is there a treatment and/or cure
There are some antibiotics that are used to cure gonorrhea, for example, Doxycycline. The only thing about the antibiotics is that there has become an antibiotic resistant strained of gonorrhea. **********

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This disease is contracted through sexual intercourse of any kind with an infected person. It is believed that there are little to no symptoms associated with gonorrhea. Those males and females who do have any symptoms may experience burning with urinating. There are some antibiotics that are used to cure gonorrhea, for example, Doxycycline. The only thing about the antibiotics is that there has become an antibiotic resistant strained of gonorrhea. http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/STDFact-Gonorrhea.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/std/Gonorrhea/treatment.htm
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