The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — State health officials say they’re alarmed by increased numbers of syphilis and gonorrhea cases in Oregon. The Salem Statesman Journal reports that Oregon Health Authority figures show that early syphilis cases are at their highest levels since 1989. The agency says gonorrhea cases jumped 18 percent from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Sean Schafer,…More
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The Associated Press State health officials say the number of cases of gonorrhea in Washington state has increased significantly this year. There have been 3,137 cases of the sexually transmitted disease in Washington through September 2013, compared to 2,350 cases during the same period of 2012. That’s a 34 percent increase. The Department of Health reports numbers are…More