Sexual partner networks in the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases: an analysis of gonorrhea cases in Sheffield, UK

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From: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(Vol. 23, Issue 6)
Publisher: American Venereal Disease Association
Document Type: Article
Length: 287 words

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Tracing sexual partners and identifying gonococcal strains can be used in combination to study gonorrhea transmission patterns within a sexual partner network. Researchers studied a sexual partner network of 1,272 persons of whom 77% had gonorrhea during a 2-year period. They identified 402 clusters of linked cases, the largest of which contained 35 persons linked over 16 months. Some persons could be shown to be infection transmitters whereas others acquired infections, sometime more than once, but did not infect anyone else.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A18917917