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Epidemiology of gonorrhoea: a global perspective.
Sex Health 2019SH

Abstract

Although understanding the local epidemiology of gonorrhoea is critical for local efforts, understanding the multinational epidemiology may support development of national and international prevention and control policies and strategies. In this paper, current epidemiology of gonorrhoea is reviewed through an international lens and with a focus on selected populations. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that ~87 million new gonococcal infections occurred among people aged 15-49 years in 2016. Gonorrhoea rates are rising in many countries. Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, racial or ethnic minorities, Indigenous populations and sex workers appear to bear disproportionate burdens of gonorrhoea. International travel can facilitate spread of gonorrhoea, including resistant strains, across international borders. Critical gaps in epidemiological knowledge are highlighted, including data on gonorrhoea among transgender persons and the burden of extragenital gonorrhoea. Even as further data are gathered, action - informed by currently available data - is needed now to confront this growing international threat.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31505159

Citation

Kirkcaldy, Robert D., et al. "Epidemiology of Gonorrhoea: a Global Perspective." Sexual Health, 2019.
Kirkcaldy RD, Weston E, Segurado AC, et al. Epidemiology of gonorrhoea: a global perspective. Sex Health. 2019.
Kirkcaldy, R. D., Weston, E., Segurado, A. C., & Hughes, G. (2019). Epidemiology of gonorrhoea: a global perspective. Sexual Health, doi:10.1071/SH19061.
Kirkcaldy RD, et al. Epidemiology of Gonorrhoea: a Global Perspective. Sex Health. 2019 Sep 11; PubMed PMID: 31505159.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Epidemiology of gonorrhoea: a global perspective. AU - Kirkcaldy,Robert D, AU - Weston,Emily, AU - Segurado,Aluisio C, AU - Hughes,Gwenda, Y1 - 2019/09/11/ PY - 2019/03/27/received PY - 2019/07/19/accepted PY - 2019/9/11/entrez PY - 2019/9/11/pubmed PY - 2019/9/11/medline JF - Sexual health JO - Sex Health N2 - Although understanding the local epidemiology of gonorrhoea is critical for local efforts, understanding the multinational epidemiology may support development of national and international prevention and control policies and strategies. In this paper, current epidemiology of gonorrhoea is reviewed through an international lens and with a focus on selected populations. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that ~87 million new gonococcal infections occurred among people aged 15-49 years in 2016. Gonorrhoea rates are rising in many countries. Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, racial or ethnic minorities, Indigenous populations and sex workers appear to bear disproportionate burdens of gonorrhoea. International travel can facilitate spread of gonorrhoea, including resistant strains, across international borders. Critical gaps in epidemiological knowledge are highlighted, including data on gonorrhoea among transgender persons and the burden of extragenital gonorrhoea. Even as further data are gathered, action - informed by currently available data - is needed now to confront this growing international threat. SN - 1449-8987 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31505159/Epidemiology_of_gonorrhoea:_a_global_perspective DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -