STD http://www.kplu.org en 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