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Gonorrhea continues to increase in Sweden

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Published: 16.Jun.2017 07:41 hrs

Gonorrhea infections continue to increase in Sweden, despite numerous safe sex campaigns and experts warning that some strains could become incurable.

New figures from Sweden's Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) show that by the end of May a total of 939 gonorrhea infections had been reported so far this year. That's 254 more than the same period last year.

“The number of cases of gonorrhea is increasing at a worrying pace and it makes you wonder where we are heading,” Sofia Alsing, midwife at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm, told the TT newswire.

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