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    Diagnosis The most appropriate test to detect Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the nucleic acid amplification test, also know as NAAT. NAAT consist of a urine sample, endocervical and vaginal swab for women, and a urethral swab in men (CDC, 2015). Test detects the genetic material of the bacteria, in this case N. gonorrhoeae. Theoretically the test is able to detect a single copy of the nucleic acid of the bacteria (AACC, 2014). The test amplifies the number of copies of the genetic material in order for the bacteria to be identified. One of the ways microbiologist amplify nucleic acid is the polymerase chain reaction (PCR); It is based on the DNA polymerase to synthesize a new strand of DNA that is complementary to the template strand provided. There is also the ligase chain reaction (LCR). The nucleic acid is used as the probe. Two probes are used per each DNA strand and are ligated together to form one…

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    The etiological agent of Gonorrhea is Neisseria gonorrhoeae, affects both sexually active males and females of all ages. The chain of transmission of Neisseria gonorrhoeae is by direct sexual contact via vaginal, anal, oral intercourse, or from a mother to their baby, during childbirth. Contact of infectious exudates from mucous membranes of an infected human creates a passageway from one human to another human and/or partner. Gonorrhea is listed as a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and is…

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    Multi-drug resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae has been classified as an urgent threat by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). N. gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease that affects approximately 820,000 people annually, 246,000 of those cases are drug-resistant strains (CDC, 2013). The concern with these infections is the rapid spreading from those infected to the healthy population and the existing limitations for treatment of those individuals with resistant strain…

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    A sexually transmitted infection (STI) can be either bacterial or viral it is contracted most often through sexual activity. This essay will focus on gonorrhea, a bacterial STI but mainly on its causes, ways of transmission, the symptoms for both males and females, the way it is diagnosed and treated and effective prevention methods. (Rathus, Nevid, Fishner-Rathus, Mckay, 2016, p.356). Gonorrhea is a highly common bacterial STI it is caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae, it can only…

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    sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. A sexually transmitted disease is a contamination passed from person to person through sexual intercourse, by contact with blood, or from mother to child. Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS, Herpes, and Gonorrhea are some of the better known sexually transmitted diseases. However, there are more than twenty different types of sexually transmitted diseases. Gonorrhea, also known as the clap, is where the focus will be throughout this paper. One will be given…

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    Disease Research Project Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) Dawn Braud Microbiology 2104 Spring 2017 Causative Agent: Neisseria meningitidis Disease: Meningococcus Classification of the causative agent: Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus, is a fastidious, encapsulated, aerobic gram-negative (very little or no peptidoglycan in the cell wall), diplococcus bacterium with a polysac-charide capsule. N. meningitidis is the cause of meningococcal meningitis infections that have a…

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    Meningitis

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    The disease caused either by virus, bacteria, or prion that I chose is Meningococcal disease. This is also called meningococcal meningitis in its worse or extreme cases. A specific form of bacteria causes this specific disease. This pathogen that causes the disease is called the bacterium meningococcus, which is also known as Neisseria meningitidis. In children and teens, meningococcus is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis. In adults, it is the second most common cause. For this…

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    Meningococcemia is caused by a gram negative bacteria which infects the bloodstream, and is caused by the Neisseria meningitidis bacterium. There are two forms of this illness: Meningococcal Meningitis, which occurs when the meninges become infected and swell; and Meningococcal Septicemia, occurs when the bacteria multiply in the bloodstream causing damage to the blood vessels, causing internal bleeding. Septicemia is the more serious form. Individuals at risk include people in daycare,…

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    rapid onset and serious nature, meningococcal septicaemia affects up to 0.95% of the western world’s population each year making it essential for health professionals to understand the pathophysiology, recognition and treatment of this deadly disease in the prehospital setting. This essay will be divided into two parts: the first will examine the prehospital management of an unconscious patient presenting with advanced meningococcal septicaemia; the second will analyse the use of different…

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    Introduction Neiserria gonorrhoeae is a gram-negative bacterium, strictly human pathogen and the causative agent of the sexually transmitted infection Gonorrhea or “the clap” which has infected both men and women for thousands of years. It is named after Albert Neisser who first isolated it in 1879 (Dixson,2015). The disease it caused Gonorrhea, is a term coined by second century Greek physician Galen stands for “as flow of seed”. It is the second most common sexually transmitted infection in…

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