FIRE-EARTH ALERT: STDs Surging in WA
Posted by feww on December 30, 2016
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) surging in Western Australia (WA)
More than 3,000 people were diagnosed with gonorrhea in the 12 months to September 2016, up from 2,170 in the previous year, reported the Health Department’s Communicable Disease Directorate.
- Cases have more than tripled in the past five years.
- WA has experienced a large increase in gonorrhea cases in women.
- Syphilis cases have risen from 139 to 308 in the 12-month period.
- WA has a population of about 2.61 million, most of whom live in Perth (2.04 million).
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