Neisseria gonorrhoeae


SEM-Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium is the cause of the sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhea. They are gram-negative, nonmotile and kidney-shaped and often occur in pairs. Infection occurs through the genital mucous membranes of either sex, symptoms include pain on passing urine and a discharge of pus from the penis or vagina, though some women may experience no initial symptoms,untreated, the infection spreads and may cause sterility in women and urethral blockage in men. Magnification-12.000x

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