More than Two-Fold Increase in Snohomish County STD Rates in Five Years
New report highlights trends and strategies for prevention
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated
that there are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections every year in this country. Given these large numbers—and increased cases being reported locally—the Snohomish Health District started pulling together data earlier this year to take a closer look. When looking at reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from 2011-2016, Snohomish County has had a 40 percent increase in chlamydia
, a 112 percent increase in syphilis
, and a 243 percent increase in gonorrhea
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