Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply 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.
For more information on gonorrhea in Alabama, visit Alabama Trends.
For more information on chlamydia, including signs, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, visit the Sexually Transmitted Diseases page at the CDC.
Additional data on STD rates by age, gender, and geographic location are found in CDC's annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report.