Dramatic Increase in Gonorrhea Cases

MEDFORD, Ore. — An emerging trend in STDs in Southern Oregon has state health experts both concerned and baffled. The Oregon Health Authority documented a sudden increase in the number of people testing positive for gonorrhea. Jackson County experienced a 387 percent jump. Thirty-one cases in 2012 turned into 151 cases last year. Josephine County … Continue reading »

Breakthrough OSU Gonorrhea Study

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Scientists say gonorrhea is showing an increased resistance to the antibiotics used to treat it – but researchers at Oregon State University are optimistic, saying their breakthrough discovery of proteins in the bacteria causing the disease could find new treatment options. Aleksandra Sikora, an assistant professor in the OSU College of Pharmacy says … Continue reading »

Gonorrhea Cases Up in Douglas County

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Douglas County Public Health says it has seen a recent increase in the number of gonorrhea cases. County health officials say they see about two cases each year, but since Jan. 1 of this year, 14 cases have been reported in the county. They say the sexually-transmitted disease is common. The Centers … Continue reading »