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Disease Name: Gonorrhea

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Please review the Idaho Reportable Disease Rules (IDAPA 16.02.10) for the most up-to-date information.

Idaho Disease Trends: www.epi.idaho.gov

Overview / Case Definition

A sexually transmitted infection commonly manifested by urethritis, cervicitis, proctitis, salpingitis, or pharyngitis. Infection may be asymptomatic.




Within 3 working days

Reportable by Healthcare and Labs:

Reportable by Food Service Facility:

Suspect Reportable:

Reporting Timeframe: Within 3 working days

Diagnosis / Testing

Observation of gram-negative intracellular diplococci in a urethral smear obtained from a male or an endocervical smear obtained from a female, or  Isolation of typical gram-negative, oxidase-positive diplococci (presumptive Neisseria gonorrhoeae) from a clinical specimen, or  Demonstration of N. gonorrhoeae in a clinical specimen by detection of antigen or nucleic acid.

Gram stain of discharges, bacterial culture on selective media, or tests that detect gonococcal nucleic acid.


2015 STD Treatment Guidelines: http://www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/gonorrhea.htm

Additional Information

Idaho Disease Trends: www.epi.idaho.gov

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