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STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, scanning electron micrograph (SEM).Nesseria is a species of Gram-negative coffee bean-shaped diplococci ( typically occuring as two joined cells) bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea.Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the second most common bacterial STI (sexually transmitted infection) in the United Kingdom. Young men more frequently show signs of infection than young women. Typical symptoms include a discharge from the penis and a severe burning when passing urine. Gonorrhoea can have especially serious effects for young women if left untreated. Young women with gonorrhoea can develop pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Magnification: x 10000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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