In a concerning turn of events, the NHS is grappling with a surge in cases of what’s described as a ‘biblical disease’—gonorrhoea. The latest data reveals an unprecedented rise in cases, prompting officials to contemplate the launch of a vaccination program to curb infections. (ohmymag.co.uk) Gonorrhoea, an ancient sexually transmitted disease with historical references dating back to biblical times, is now reaching its highest levels since it was first described in 1879. Records from the NHS indicate a staggering 82,500 cases in the UK in 2022, marking a 50% increase from the previous year and a 16% surge compared to pre-Covid-19 levels in 2019. The data exposes a concerning trend of escalating infections, even after a temporary slowdown during various Covid-19 lockdowns. ( 📈 Bin Laden’s Letter Shocks Young Americans: ‘His Claims Ring True’ ) (express.co.uk)
During biblical times, gonorrhoea found mention in the Old Testament Book of Leviticus, adding a historical dimension to the disease’s longevity. Now, with the current surge, health experts are contemplating a vaccination initiative to protect those most vulnerable to the rising threat. Gonorrhoea, often transmitted through unprotected sex and, in some cases, from pregnant women to their babies, poses severe risks, including permanent blindness in infants if left untreated. (ohmymag.co.uk) The numbers are particularly alarming in the Greater London area, where the infection rate stands at 383 cases per 100,000 people. (gloucestershirelive.co.uk)
Gonorrhoea manifests through symptoms such as thick green or yellow discharge from the vagina or penis, pain during urination, and bleeding between periods. The disease’s impact was somewhat mitigated during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic due to lockdowns, but the current upward trend signals a resurgence of infections. ( 📈 Chronology of Body Changes Post-Weed Abstinence: Snoop’s Decision to Quit Weed Explored ) (ohmymag.co.uk) As the NHS grapples with this concerning scenario, the question arises: Is there a vaccine available to combat gonorrhoea directly? ( 📰 Mitch McConnell Unveils Significant Revelation Regarding His Political Destiny ) (ohmymag.co.uk)
While there isn’t a dedicated vaccine for gonorrhoea, Professor Andrew Pollard, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), suggests that the vaccine used to protect children against meningitis and septicaemia could offer ‘some protection.’ If a vaccination program for gonorrhoea is implemented, the JCVI proposes prioritizing gay and bisexual men, who exhibit the highest rates of infection. Eventually, the vaccine would be extended to individuals at ‘equivalent risk.’ The looming threat of this ancient disease’s resurgence raises critical questions about public health measures and the need for innovative solutions to tackle the escalating crisis.