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Gonorrhoea cases in England hit highest level since records began

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 03 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3425
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Cases of gonorrhoea in England increased by 26% last year to the highest level since records began in 1918. Official figures showed 70 936 cases in 2019—up from 56 232 in 2018—prompting Public Health England to urge people to practice safe sex.1

Most gonorrhoea diagnoses were reported in gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (up 26% to 33 853), but diagnoses also increased in heterosexual women (up 26% to 17 826) and heterosexual men (up 17% to 15 253). …

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