Gonorrhoea - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2015 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 19 November2016.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Gonorrhoea. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report
for 2015. Stockholm: ECDC; 2017.

70 056 cases of gonorrhoea were reported by 28 EU/EEA Member States for 2015. The overall notification rate was 19 cases per 100 000 population. Rates of reported gonorrhoea infection vary considerably across Europe, with higher rates reported innorthern Europe. For the first time, men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for more than half of the reported cases (51%) in 2015. The number of reported cases increased by 14% compared with 2014. Cases increased among MSM, but fewer cases were reported among heterosexual men and women.