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MN Health Dept.: Syphilis & Chlamydia On the Rise

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In 2012 STD rates continued to be highest in the city of Minneapolis. But the Twin Cities suburbs and Greater Minnesota accounted for a large percentage of STD cases.

Minnesota has seen a resurgence of syphilis since 2002 up 83 percent over the past decade.

Also over the past ten years, Minnesota's chlamydia rate showed an overall increase of 68 percent.

Adolescents and young adults accounted for 69 Percent of chlamydia and 65 percent of gonorrhea cases. In Blue Earth County 262 cases of chlamydia and 11 cases of Gonorrhea were reported.