Term of Award
Master of Science in Biology
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
John A. Boole
Committee Member 1
Sara Neville Bennett
Committee Member 2
Wayne A. Krissinger
The prevalence of gonorrhea in the population has been reported to be increasing rapidly (Anonymous 1, 1974). It is expected that the greatest increases would occur among the young. This study of the epidemiology of gonorrhea at a residential southern college was undertaken to ascertain the prevalence of the disease among students on the campus. If the assumption that most of the students use campus facilities for health care is correct, the prevalence of gonorrhea within the student population may be extrapolated from these data.
Antibiotic sensitivity testing to determine treatment for gonorrhea and further in vitro testing of its causative agent, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, may require knowledge of the growth kinetics of the organism. Such studies of selected isolates from the epidemiological study and other isolates from one of the state testing centers were therefore undertaken.
Simpson, Eric Pierce, "The Epidemiology of Gonorrhea at Georgia Southern College and the Growth Kinetics of Selected Isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae" (1977). Legacy ETDs. 889.