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Giant Microbes Clap Gonorrhea Neisseria - Planet Microbe
Giant Microbes Clap Gonorrhea Neisseria - Planet Microbe
Giant Microbes Clap Gonorrhoea Neisseria - Planet Microbe

Giant Microbes Clap Gonorrhea Neisseria



OK, so here we have it, Giant Microbes Clap Gonorrhea Neisseria. Now, when we say CLAP, we are not referring to a round of applause. This is the other Clap. The one that comes with discharge. Oh Lovely! Trust Giant Microbes to make this look all cute and cuddly.

This has got to be one of the most common STD in the world. The Clap. They call it the Clap from the French word 'Clapier' which means 'Brothel'. I personally think that the is an extremely cute little microbe but you can take this from me if you do ever contract the Clap, you will not be clapping about it.


According to the World Health Organization, gonorrhea causes “infections principally of the urethra in men and endocervix in women, although it may also infect extragenital mucosal sites, including the oropharynx and anorectum.” In plain English, it causes: itchiness, burning, abominable pain, and eye-catching discharges from infected areas.

While symptoms generally occur within a week or so of infection, in a large number of cases – particularly in women – no symptoms are observed. Not only does this help the disease spread, but untreated gonorrhoea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which can scar the uterus, increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy, and ultimately cause infertility. In addition, babies born to infected mothers can suffer blindness and life-threatening blood infections. Finally, gonorrhoea infections can raise the risk of H.I.V. transmission by up to 500 percent.

Gonorrhoea is generally contracted by young adults – and as it is spread almost entirely by sexual activity, promiscuity is the prime risk factor.

For those at risk, testing is essential: in most cases the clap can be treated with a single dose of antibiotics. But hold the applause: not only are resistant strains beginning to emerge, but if the reproductive system has been damaged, antibiotics will not repair it.