Syphilis infections jump by 68 percent in Hobbit Land
Posted by te2ataria on December 25, 2012
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates continue to rise in New Zealand
100 percent pure STIs: Clinical surveillance figures show a five per cent increase in chlamydia and gonorrhoea rates and a massive surge of 68 percent in the incident rate of syphilis in New Zealand over the last quarter.
One in three people in New Zealand get STIs, according to Family Planning national medical advisor Dr Christine Roke, and many would not even realize it.
“Roke said antibiotic resistance had meant higher doses were needed in treating some infections, but the main problem was the rate of undiagnosed infections out there at any one time,” according to a report.