Neisseria gonorrhoeae is 0.6 - 0.8 ㎛ in diameter and is the bacteria that causes gonorrhoeae. It causes such symptoms as urethritis, cervix inflammation, anorectal infection, pharyngitis, and conjunctivitis. It also causes complications, such as epididymitis and prostatitis in men, and sterility in women. Once infected, it takes about 5 days for the symptoms to start appearing. Starting with a yellowish discharge from the mans penis, there will be sharp pain when urinating. The person feels frequent urges to urinate, but does not feel refreshed afterwards.
Since the germ immediately dies outside the body there is almost no transmission through such routes as bathtubs or toilette seats, but a pregnant mother who is a carrier can pass on the bacteria to her baby.