STDs increase in Minnesota in 2012

Published On: Apr 11 2013 03:15:35 PM CDT
Health, medical care

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Health officials say the number of reported cases of sexually-transmitted diseases has increased in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of cases increased 10 percent in 2012 over the previous year. There were about 21,500 cases in 2012 compared to about 19,500 in 2011.
Reportable STDs in Minnesota include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Chlamydia is the number one reported infectious disease in the state and reached a new high of about 18,000 cases in 2012 compared to nearly 17,000 the previous year.