Increased syphilis cases reported in Wyoming


November 1, 2018

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has detected an alarming increase in reported syphilis cases across Wyoming, especially in Fremont County

Syphilis is primarily transmitted through sex without a condom.

There have been 34 Wyoming cases reported so far in 2018, which represents a 36 percent increase over last year’s total for the entire year. With a reported 38 percent of this year’s cases, Fremont County is an area of current concern.

“Because of this increase, the department recently sent an alert to healthcare providers across the state encouraging them to prom...

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