Franklin County, Missouri has received 98 reports of Chlamydia infections for the first five months of the year 2014.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the number does indeed raise some concern, and they will continue to educate people about Chlamydia. They can also provide condoms to lower the chances of spreading the STD and provide treatment to those that have been tested positive.

The health department offers a urine test for people that want to undergo Chlamydia testing.

The statistics in the past year

Last year, there were 289 cases of Chlamydia recorded in Franklin Country, alongside 31 gonorrhea reports and 2 syphilis incidents. In 2012, 256 people were infected with Chlamydia in the county, 11 with gonorrhea, and one with syphilis. A year before that, 251 cases of Chlamydia were documented, 21 of gonorrhea, and one of syphilis.

Public awareness

With these increasing numbers, it is important for everyone, not only in the county but also in other parts of the planet, to become vigilant and proactive in spreading awareness about Chlamydia.

Caused by bacteria, Chlamydia is transmitted from one person to another through sexual intercourse. It can cause serious symptoms and complications, but can easily be treated with the use of antibiotics.

Test for Chlamydia using rapid Chlamydia test kits by STD Rapid Test Kits for accurate, safe, fast, and convenient testing.