The number of gonorrhea cases reported in Mexico to date is up 162 percent compared to the same period in 2016.
According to a Puebla Online report (computer translated), 2,364 cases have been reported through the end of June this year. This compares to 902 cases last year.
Approximately half the cases have been reported in women, nationally.
However in Puebla, located in Est-Central Mexico, women are disproportionately reported positive for the sexually transmitted infection (STI).
The report notes that 70 percent of gonorrhea cases in Puebla are in women. As of June 24, there were 109 registered cases with 77 cases reported in women. No explanation as to why this is was offered.
On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released alarming new data showing that of 77 countries surveyed across the world, more than 60% report resistance to the last-resort treatment for gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea is an STI caused the bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This bacterium can infect the genital tract, mouth and rectum of both men and women.
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