Syphilis, chlamydia down in North Dakota; gonorrhea flat

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says cases of some sexually transmitted diseases are on the decline in the state.

Health Department epidemiologist Sarah Weninger tells the Bismarck Tribune ( ) that the number of confirmed syphilis cases decreased from 51 cases in 2014 to 43 cases in 2015.

She says the reduction last year was seen in females. The number of syphilis cases in men remained at 31 cases.

The number of chlamydia cases in North Dakota also decreased last year. Health officials say there were 3,191 cases in 2015, down from 3,418 cases in 2014.

Gonorrhea cases remained unchanged over the year at 687.

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