Rapid increase in gonorrhoea and syphilis diagnoses in England in 2011

E. J. Savage, K. Marsh, S. Duffell, C. A. Ison, A. Zaman, Gwenda Hughes

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    Abstract

    There has been a rapid rise in the number of gonorrhoea and syphilis diagnoses in England during 2011, an increase of 25% and 10% respectively. Large increases of both gonorrhoea (61%) and syphilis (28%) were observed among men who have sex with men. Although these rises can partly be attributed to increased testing, ongoing high-levels of unsafe sexual behaviour probably contributed to the rise. The rise in gonorrhoea rates is worrying in an era of decreased susceptibility to treatments.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEurosurveillance
    Volume17
    Issue number29
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2012

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