HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The number of babies born with syphilis in Louisiana fell 22% last year, while national numbers rose 40%.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of cases of three major sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a 30-year high in 2018, according to a state report released Tuesday.
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state health officials have confirmed a gonorrhea outbreak confined to a single county.
The Union-Bulletin reports that the Washington state department...
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho jury has found a Coeur d'Alene man guilty of molesting a 5-year-old child and infecting her with gonorrhea.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — As the first former University of Kansas football player to come out as gay, Brad Thorson knows that talking about sex can be awkward and intimidating.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on residents to get tested for sexually transmitted infections amid a spike in cases of gonorrhea and syphilis...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The number of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise in South Carolina.
That's according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Health officials say cases of sexually transmitted diseases have increased in Montana.
Dr. Chris Baumert, a family physician at RiverStone Health, told the Billings Gazette there's been a steep increase in the number of cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in California reached a record high last year and officials are particularly concerned by a spike in stillbirths due to congenital syphilis, state health authorities said Monday.
More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2017, a 45 percent increase from five years ago, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials are urging Indiana residents to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases as the nation marks STD Awareness Month during April.
The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are of particular concern in the state. Indiana has nearly 31,000 cases of chlamydia, 9,500 cases of gonorrhea and 800 cases of primary and secondary syphilis reported in 2016.
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's recent outbreak of chlamydia and gonorrhea is likely to place it in the top tier of national rankings for the two sexually transmitted diseases, a state public health nurse said.
Susan Jones, manager of the state HIV/STD program, said Alaska will likely be in the first- or second-place spot for both of the diseases, which continues the state's trend of leading the nation in outbreaks, the Peninsula Clarion reported .
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials say gonorrhea rates in Wyoming jumped 50 percent from 2016 to 2017, contributing to a dramatic rise in the sexually transmitted disease over the past half-decade.
Courtney Smith, the communicable disease surveillance program manager at the state Department of Health, said Wyoming's gonorrhea case count has gone up 529 percent over the past five years.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — New numbers show that cases of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise at the University of Kansas.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that recent numbers from KU's Watkins Health Services show the number of gonorrhea cases diagnosed at KU jumped 39 percent from 2016 to 2017. University health officials say that marked the most dramatic jump on the campus of major sexually transmitted infections.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A big jump in cases of sexually transmitted diseases in central Oregon is causing concern and testing health agencies with fewer resources, according to health officials across multiple counties.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin saw an increase of about 13 percent in reported chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in 2016, according to a report from the state Department of Health Services.
Brandon Kufalk, a public health educator with the agency's Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Section, told Wisconsin Public Radio that the increase may be due to more testing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sexually transmitted diseases have increased across the U.S. for a third consecutive year and Louisiana ranked second-highest for each of the three STDs measured.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services says the state is experiencing an outbreak of gonorrhea, part of a national increase in the disease.
Alaska's reported cases climbed from 1,115 in 2015 to 1,454 in 2016.
That's a 31 percent increase and the problem has not abated in 2017.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials say cases of sexually transmitted disease in the state are at a 10-year high.
State Department of Health data released to The Providence Journal show chlamydia cases have risen 55 percent from 2007, gonorrhea cases are up 78 percent and syphilis cases have more than tripled.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gonorrhea epidemic has hit Oregon amid public health concerns that the disease is becoming immune to standard treatment.
Gonorrhea cases have nearly tripled in Oregon since 2012, showing up in just about every part of the state including rural counties where infections have been traditionally low, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported (http://bit.ly/2tbB53Z ).
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say there were six times as many gonorrhea cases in 2016 than in 2012.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2oUz0aa ) that a press release by the Wyoming Health Department said while the rates for other sexual transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and syphilis have risen, gonorrhea has affected young people the most.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Health officials say New Hampshire has reported a high number of gonorrhea cases for last year, at 465.
The average in the past was about 130 cases per year, going back to 2007.
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal researchers say a cluster of gonorrhea cases in Hawaii are the first in the nation to show resistance to the strongest antibiotics available to combat the sexually transmitted disease.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that the seven Hawaii cases could mean treatment for gonorrhea is becoming less effective, Hawaii News Now reported (http://bit.ly/2d61AA4).