SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials are ordering physicians and other medical professionals in New Mexico to step up screening of pregnant women for syphilis.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say the frequency of congenital syphilis cases has risen sharply in the state during the past five years and continues to increase.
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%.
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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.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has seen a big jump in syphilis cases over the past five years and a spike in the number of infants born with the sexually transmitted disease.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.
More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh) were reported...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Department of Health says laboratories must now report all test results for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C — even tests indicating someone doesn't have the...
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...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern Nevada consistently ranks high for STD rates, but health officials are stepping up public education campaigns because Clark County has the highest rates of syphilis in...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The number of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise in South Carolina.
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PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials recorded five baby deaths from congenital syphilis in the Phoenix area last year.
The Arizona Republic reports the Maricopa County Department of Public Health...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say 34 cases of syphilis have been reported in the state this year, a 36 percent increase from 2017.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials have recorded 75 cases of syphilis in the state this year, marking the largest outbreak of the infectious disease in at least four decades.
The Alaska Section of Epidemiology said in an update this week that it has requested help with response efforts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, KTVA-TV reported Wednesday.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. babies born infected with syphilis has reached the highest level in 20 years.
It is still rare for babies to get syphilis from their infected mothers, but figures released Tuesday show more than 900 cases were reported last year. That's more than double the number in 2013. Most cases were in the Southeast and Southwest.
The last time the number was that high or higher was in the 1990s.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A jump in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Idaho has health experts worried.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is following a national trend with a sharp increase in the number of sexually transmitted diseases.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases rose from 29,716 in 2016 to 31,779 in 2017. The health department announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that there were 2.3 million cases of STDs in 2017, an increase of more than 200,000 from the year before.
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.
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.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Public health officials in Maine say there has been an increase in syphilis cases, mirroring a national trend.
According to the Maine Center for Disease Control, the number of syphilis cases reported in the state increased from 48 in 2016 to 84 last year. The number of national syphilis cases increased by 18 percent in between 2015 and 2016.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases.
More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh), gonorrhea (gah-nuh-REE'-uh) and syphilis were reported in the United States last year — the most ever.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Descendants of hundreds of black men who were left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement over the program.
The head of an organization for descendants of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study said the money could help fund college scholarships the group provides, and members would like to develop a memorial garden dedicated to the men.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials say the state is experiencing an outbreak of syphilis, with the number of reported cases so far for 2017, about double that of previous years.
From January to May, 42 cases of syphilis, a reportable sexually transmitted disease, were identified. That's an increase compared with the past five years, when an average of 20 cases were reported during those months.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's health commissioner is asking state legislators to provide $5 million for an emergency fund to deal with an outbreak of measles and other infectious diseases.
Dr. Ed Ehlinger says public health officials are dealing with the largest measles outbreak in Minnesota in nearly 30 years and in recent months have responded to drug-resistant tuberculosis and hundreds of new cases of syphilis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 16, 1997, five elderly black men from Alabama arrived at the White House. Before an audience of dignitaries, then-President Bill Clinton formally apologized for decades of mistreatment the men endured as part of a research project known as the "Tuskegee Syphilis Study."
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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.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new U.S. report shows the spread of syphilis is far worse in gay men in Southern states.
North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana have the highest rates. In North Carolina, as many as 1 in 134 gay and bisexual men were diagnosed with the most contagious forms of syphilis in 2015.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials say Oklahoma County is in the midst of the largest syphilis outbreak in recent state history.
The state Health Department's manager of HIV and sexually transmitted disease services, Kristen Eberly, said this is the largest number of cases connecting to the same infection she's seen in her 13 years with the department.
The outbreak comes as Oklahoma is also seeing a rising number of residents dying from heroine and methamphetamine overdose.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state health department is urging pregnant women to get tested for syphilis after a spike in the number of babies born with the disease.
The Alabama Department of Public Health issued the precaution after at least 10 infants were born with the severe illness. That compares with three cases each in 2014 and 2015.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A sharp increase in syphilis cases has led the Alabama Department of Public Health to issue a health advisory for north Alabama.
ADPH says there's been a 90 percent increase in reported cases over 2015 in Madison County. The department announced Friday that 54 cases have been reported in Madison County in 2016.
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N health agency says three common infections transmitted by sex are increasingly resisting antibiotics, and is calling on doctors and patients to make sure the right drugs and doses are used.
The World Health Organization on Tuesday updated its treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, which together infect more than 200 million people every year.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 19-year-old man faces a criminal charge for refusing to get treatment for syphilis after health officials identified him as the "point of contact" for three cases of the disease in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/29kyr1W) that Deyzaun Ford was charged June 28 with a misdemeanor public health violation for ignoring the Cumberland County Health Department's order to manage and treat...