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Sexually transmitted disease rates continue to rise

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Health has released its 2016 STD data, and rising rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have prompted health officials to encourage sexually active individuals to get tested and treated.

According to the statewide data, there were 31,193 reported cases of chlamydia in 2016 compared to 28,748 in 2015...

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