Sharp increase in throat gonorrhoea in Sydney men: study

The study, conducted between January 2010 and December 2012, found 3132 reported cases of gonorrhoea — 2765 of them in men.

“Most infections were in men who have sex with men (MSM), and chlamydia co-infection was common,” wrote study lead, Kelly-Anne Ressler, an epidemiologist with the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District’s Public Health Unit, in a letter to the Medical Journal of Australia.

Notifications of throat infection rose from 87 cases in 2010 to 352 in 2012, while anorectal infections rose by 78.8% from 236 to 422.

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