Canada: Rates of Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases Rise
May 3, 2010
Syphilis diagnoses rose in the Niagara Region for the fourth consecutive year in 2009, according to an April 13 report to the public works committee.
Gonorrhea cases dropped to 52 last year from 108 in 2008, a pattern consistent for the last decade, said Alan Spencer and Irene Loewen, managers with the region's sexual health program. The 751 chlamydia reports in 2009 represented a slight decline from 2008, but were still more than twice the 341 cases logged in 2000.
Niagara This Week (Thorold, Ontario)
04.20.2010; Paul Forsyth
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