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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hey, Alaska! How's that "Abstainey Sexy" stuff workin' for ya?
Posted by Jill | 11:23 AM
Alaska: Rapidly on its way to becoming the clap capital of America:
An outbreak of gonorrhea across Alaska that began in 2009 is continuing this year, and health officials say they are trying new ways to curb it.

Between 2008 and 2009, the number of gonorrhea cases in Alaska rose an alarming 69 percent, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

State health officials began calling attention to a spike in gonorrhea cases in Southwest Alaska more than a year ago and highlighted the statewide rise in March.

The new report shows that Alaska ranks ninth in the nation for its rate of gonorrhea, compared with its ranking in recent years in the mid-20s. Alaska also is second in the nation for its high rate of chlamydia, another sexually transmitted disease that often is transmitted along with gonorrhea.

"Hopefully, the high numbers now are more of a success story in that people are coming in and getting tested. Though I am surprised the numbers haven't declined," said Susan Jones, the state's HIV/STD program manager. "It's this continuing rise in numbers that we haven't been able to get under control."

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/11/26/104330/gonorrhea-outbreak-puts-alaska.html#storylink=omni_popular#ixzz16ayPk7cj

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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Probably got started when all those 'Family Values' Republicans were up there for the election.

Blogger Nan said...
It is so, so tempting to make a totally inappropriate joke about the social scene in Wasilla.

Blogger Pangolin said...
I'm really curious about how a state with the population of San Francisco and about half the females living spread over a brazillian square miles can't check an STD outbreak.

Maybe we should put the TSA on the job. "You don't get past this checkpoint without a urethral swab...."

Anonymous Anonymous said...
KInda goes along with their professed hatred of "big Fedral gummit,"while hitting the Federal sugar tit more than just about everybody else. What they say and what they do are two totally different things. And they don't even see the contradiction.

It's a Red State thing....