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Health alert issued for statewide gonorrhea increase

Rates especially high in Laramie and Natrona counties

 

August 26, 2017



CHEYENNE —With gonorrhea infections continuing to climb, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) recently sent an alert to healthcare providers across the state encouraging them to promote prevention, testing and treatment with patients.

The most notable case number increases have been in Laramie County with a 140 percent increase in 2017 over the same date in 2016, and Natrona County with a 33 percent increase.

“The increase in Laramie County is particularly startling,” said Courtney Smith, Communicable Disease Surveillance Program Manager with WDH. “We do not want these increased r...



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