gonorrhea http://www.kplu.org en Northwest Health Officials See Gonorrhea Rising Outside Urban Hubs http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-health-officials-see-gonorrhea-rising-outside-urban-hubs <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158974498&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Public health officials in the Northwest say they're seeing gonorrhea infections at levels they haven't seen in years. Three counties in Washington state are now in the midst of an outbreak, and parts of Oregon and Idaho are set to top even last year's high numbers.</p><p>And health departments are seeing some unusual trends in the data.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:42:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson 17745 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest Health Officials See Gonorrhea Rising Outside Urban Hubs Meet the Woman Who Tells Your Exes They May Have an STD http://www.kplu.org/post/meet-woman-who-tells-your-exes-they-may-have-std <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public health officials are trying to stop a series of gonorrhea outbreaks in the Northwest. And they’re offering a service to infected patients: anonymous notification of former sexual partners.</span></p><p>That's right. There is a government worker out there whose job it is to call, text, Facebook or track down your exes to let them know they might have an STD. The job has become a key part of controlling disease outbreaks.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10668 at http://www.kplu.org Meet the Woman Who Tells Your Exes They May Have an STD Health Officials Perplexed by Spike in Number of Gonorrhea Cases http://www.kplu.org/post/health-officials-perplexed-spike-number-gonorrhea-cases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health officials officials across the Northwest are trying to figure out why they’re seeing a big upswing in the number of people with gonorrhea this year. Washington announced Thursday five counties are in the midst of an outbreak of the infection.</span></p><p>The Washington outbreaks are in Spokane, Benton, Yakima, Kitsap, and Thurston counties. Overall, the state has seen a 34 percent increase in gonorrhea cases over this time last year.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:03:38 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10639 at http://www.kplu.org Health Officials Perplexed by Spike in Number of Gonorrhea Cases