IDPH reports gonorrhea outbreak in Wayne County

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WAYNE CO., Ill. (WEHT) – The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a gonorrhea outbreak in Wayne County that began in October and continued into December, Wayne County health officials announced on Facebook.

The Wayne County Health Department provides free condoms from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Illinois Department of Public Health also offers an STD hotline at 1-800-243-2437. Wayne County is in outbreak status because the total number of cases reported year-to-date is 50% greater than the previous year and there has been at least a 10 case increase.

(This story was originally published on January 20, 2021)

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