Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea, also known as "the clap" is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. The bacteria can infect the soft skin covering the openings of the body such as the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus and the throat. Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics.

For more information on symptoms of gonorrhea, how it is spread, how it is treated, how it is prevented and how many cases have occurred in Minnesota, see below:

On this page:
Gonorrhea Basics
Gonorrhea in the News
Gonorrhea Statistics and Reports
Getting Tested for Gonorrhea
Reporting a Case of Gonorrhea
External Links

Gonorrhea Basics

Gonorrhea in the News

Gonorrhea Statistics and Reports

Getting Tested for Gonorrhea

Reporting a Case of Gonorrhea

External Links

  • Gonorrhea Disease Information
    CDC overview of gonorrhea: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Gonorrhea
    American Social Health Association overview of gonorrhea: signs and symptoms, transmission, complications, prevention and treatment. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • STD Treatment Guidelines
    CDC’s latest treatment guidelines for STDs. Attention: Non-MDH link

  • Minnesota Family Planning and STD Hotline
    Toll-free hotline for confidential information about the prevention, testing locations and treatment of STDs in Minnesota. (1-800-78-FACTS) Attention: Non-MDH link

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