Gonorrhoea Cases Rise In Melbourne, Suburbs

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A Gonorrhoea outbreak in Melbourne and its suburbs has led to concerns among public health experts, with cases of the sexually transmitted infection rising in the past decade.

A new study from Alfred Health has for the first time geographically mapped the distribution of gonorrhoea infections in the 79 local government areas in Victoria.

The study found that between 2017 and 2019, around 24,825 cases of gonorrhoea were notified in Victoria. Around 43 % of the infections were among gay men (41% or 10,386 cases) and bisexual men (one per cent or 279 cases).

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