BBC | Gonorrhoea diagnoses in England have risen to their highest level for 40 years and jumped 26 per cent from from 2017 to 2018, sparking warning from health chiefs about the threat from drug-resistant strains. Public Health England figures how there were 447,694 sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in 2018, a rise of 5 per cent in a year. The biggest increase was in gonorrhoea where there were 56,259 cases diagnosed, 14,000 more than in 2017. A year ago, UK’s first case of super-gonorrhoea was reported. There were three cases of drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae reported in 2018 in England.