Statutory notification

Public health management

Important information

  • Infectious agent: Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N. gonorrhoeae) bacteria.
  • Transmission: Gonorrhoea is passed on by unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex with an infected person. An infected mother can pass gonorrhoea on to her baby during childbirth, causing serious eye infections.
  • Incubation period: From 1 to 14 days but may be longer, though many remain asymptomatic.
  • Infectious period: Infected persons are presumed to be infectious. Without treatment, infection can persist for months.
  • Case exclusion: Do not exclude.
  • Contact exclusion: Do not exclude.
  • Treatment: Antibiotic treatment as recommended by the Guidelines for Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections - WA and WA STI/HIV Control Supplement for endemic regions.
  • Immunisation: None available.
  • Case follow-up: Is the responsibility of health care providers.


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