Mar 12, 2013 at 7:16 am
A record number of north Dakotans stepped into a doctors office for treatment of a sexually transmitted disease in 2012. preliminary data suggest the state health department confirmed two-thousand-840 cases of chlamydia last year – an increase of nearly 16-percent over 2011 numbers. The health department’s sarah weninger says you can’t blame this one on the influx of people to western north Dakota.
there were 337 cases of gonorrhea last year – up 34-percent from one year ago. weninger says the 15 to 24 year age group remains most at risk for Chlamydia.
Health officials say there were four active cases of syphilis in 2012. health officials say as part of an on-going education campaign they hope to promote the informational website www.ndhealth.gov/knowyourrisk.