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Gonorrhea Surveillance: The Missing Links



The recent recrudescence of gonorrhea provides an opportunity to link transmission in neighborhoods and localities to national trends by examining the area under the curve of reported cases for geographically defined regions at each level of data aggregation.

From *Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Thoughts and materials for this article were derived in part from discussion at the Consultation on the Control of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection in the United States, convened by the Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on October 10–11, 2001. The authors thank the conveners and participants for the opportunity to be part of that meeting.

Correspondence: Richard B. Rothenberg, MD, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 69 Butler St., SE, Atlanta, GA 30333. E-mail:

Received for publication November 28, 2001,

revised March 8, 2002, and accepted March 8, 2002.

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