Understanding the Risks Inherent Within a Communicable Disease: Gonorrhea Case Study

896 Words Jan 29th, 2018 4 Pages
One such disease, gonorrhea, while often mentioned , is very dangerous and little is actually known about this condition. The purpose of this essay is to describe and discuss gonorrhea and the efforts to control it and limit its effects on healthy lives and lifestyles. This essay will identify the environmental factors related to this disease and explain some of the lifestyle choices, socioeconomic conditions and disease management all contribute to this disease. The essay will conclude with ideas that can help contribute to solving problems related to the current threat of this condition and also discuss reduction techniques that have worked in the past.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) " gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a bacterium. Gonorrhea can grow easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus." This disease is often referred to as the clap and has been around for a very long time.
The most important, and limiting factor about gonorrhea is that it is transmitted sexually. This serves to relief some but put others in more danger. All sexually active…

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