Positive Gonorrhea Diagnosis Drastically Rose In Wyoming in Recent Years

Positive gonorrhea diagnosis drastically rose in Wyoming in just few recent years, as the rates of infection have escalated 50 per cent of detection since 2016 to 2017, according to the new data obtained by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

This is a dramatic hike in the disease – gonorrhea, which is a sexually transmitted infection, worldwide in few past years. Researchers reported that nearly 415 instances diagnosed over the state – Wyoming in 2017, representing 50 per cent of rise in the disease as compared to that of 2016.


Communicable Disease Surveillance Program manager for the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Courtney Smith said in a statement that, “When we look back over the past five years, our gonorrhea case count has gone up a startling 529 percent. Niobrara, Fremont and Laramie counties saw the highest gonorrhea rates in 2017. Based on what people tell us during follow up interviews, we believe we are seeing increased gonorrhea because more people are having anonymous sex and more people are having multiple sex partners, while not enough people are using condoms.”

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified that the gonorrhea has been observed to be commonly found among the people with the ages from 15 to 24. The disease can healed with the help of antibiotics, but if left untreated it can lead to develop lasting problems.

The researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently notified about the disease that, “During 2015–2016, the gonorrhea rate increased in all regions and, during 2012–2016, the largest increase was observed in the West (95.7%; 72.6 to 142.1 cases per 100,000 populations).”