The 82,592 newly diagnosed cases of gonorrhea across the country is not only one-and-a-half times higher than the previous year, but according to the UK’s HSA
The probe’s record, the most measured in a single year since 1918.
In an annual comparison, the number of newly identified cases of syphilis rose 15.2 percent last year, to 8,692. According to NHS data, since 1948, not as many new cases of syphilis have been diagnosed in a single year as in 2022. The UK’s health agency highlighted that on average more than 400 such cases were checked every day in Great Britain last year.
According to the report, people between the ages of 15 and 24 are still most at risk.
The authority confirmed: The examination tests required for prevention are free and confidential in Great Britain. Examination is important even if no symptoms of infection appear.
STIs can be easily treated with antibiotics, while untreated infections can have serious health consequences in many cases.
Untreated syphilis infection, for example, can cause irreversible and life-threatening complications in the brain, heart, and neurological
– says the HSE appeal on Tuesday.
The UK’s HSA also confirms that Tripper is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics and is at risk of becoming untreatable in the future – so early detection and prevention of the pathogen’s spread is vital.