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Wyoming health officials report rise in STDs


April 12, 2017

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 ( ) 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.

The department says there were 44 reported gonorrhea cases in Wyoming in 2012. The number of gonorrhea cases rose to 279 in 2016.

Communicable Disease Surveillance Program Manager Courtney Smith says two-thirds o...

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