Gonorrhoeae Bacterium

Gonorrhoeae bacterium is the causative agent of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that affects millions of people worldwide every year. This bacterium is a gram-negative, diplococcus; it has a spherical shape and appears in pairs under a microscope. Gonorrhoeae bacterium is highly adaptable and can survive in a variety of environments, including the human genital tract, rectum, pharynx, and eyes.

Gonorrhoeae bacterium spreads through sexual contact with an infected person, either through vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Symptoms of gonorrhea infection include a burning sensation during urination, yellowish discharge from the genitals, and pain or bleeding during sex. If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to serious health problems, including pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in women and infertility in both men and women.

Fortunately, gonorrhea can be treated and cured with antibiotics. However, the rise of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhoeae bacterium has made it more challenging to treat. Therefore, it is crucial to practice safe sex and get tested regularly for STIs, including gonorrhea. With early detection and appropriate treatment, we can prevent the spread of gonorrhoeae bacterium and protect our sexual health.