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STD rates double in Snohomish County over five years.

STD rates double in Snohomish County over five years.

Snohomish County has had a 40 percent increase in chlamydia, a 112 percent increase in syphilis, and a 243 percent increase in gonorrhea.

July 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

Spike in syphilis in newborns driven by broader epidemic

By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Neonatologist Gurvir Khurana had only read about it in textbooks. Seeing it in real life has been a shock: baby after baby born severely anemic, lungs filled with fluid, bodies covered with rashes. Some only lived minutes; others died within days […]

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Syphilis rising: Public Health recommends more syphilis testing

Syphilis rising: Public Health recommends more syphilis testing

By Lindsay Bosslet Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health has documented a significant increase in syphilis cases in King County. We sat down with Dr. Lindley Barbee, the Medical Director of the Public Health – Seattle & King County STD Clinic, to understand the latest figures and how to prevent the spread […]

October 31, 2016 | By | Reply More