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Fact of the Day: Gonorrhea Rates are Up 700% in 10 Years in Skagit County

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Skagit County, WA – According to statistics from Skagit County Public Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) are on the rise in Skagit County.  STD’s also known as Sexually transmitted infections or STI’s, are very common and there are millions of new infections reported every year in the United States.  In Skagit County, reported cases of Gonorrhea  have gone up 700% in the last ten years according to Skagit County Public Health. Sometimes people are infected and don’t have any symptoms, but they can still pass the disease on to their sexual partners.   Anyone having sex is at risk of getting an STD.

Skagit County Public Health encourages citizens to take charge of your sexual health and arm yourself with basic information about STD’s. To  learn more about preventing the spread of STD’s, how you can protect yourself and what your treatment options are, visit the  Center for Disease  Control (CDC) Website by clicking here.

 

Skagit County Public Health’s website  can be found by clicking here. 

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Chris Nelson
I'm a long time Skagit County Resident. I believe in doing the right thing and helping others when you can.

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