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Gonorrhea case reports spiking in state

Aug 5, 2014 - From staff reports

With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases remains important.

"So far this year 19 cases of gonorrhea have been reported just in Campbell County with 56 cases reported across Wyoming," said Courtney Smith, communicable disease surveillance manager with WDH. "Because approximately 60 cases of gonorrhea are typically reported statewide each year, we think this level of activity is something to be concerned with."

WDH offers free gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B and C and HIV laboratory testing and treatment for those at risk of infection.

To get a voucher for free testing, visit www.knowyo.org or text "know" to 91011. Vouchers can be printed from the website (text vouchers can be shown on phones) and taken to local clinics.

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