Cases Of Syphilis On The Rise
Wyoming health officials say 34 cases of syphilis have been reported in the state this year, a 36 percent increase from 2017. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state Department of Health announced Wednesday the syphilis increase, which mirrors rises in other sexually transmitted diseases. Officials said earlier this year that gonorrhea rates in the state increased by 50 percent from 2016 to 2017. The state also reported a rise in the number of cases of Chlamydia.