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Friday, July 19, 2019

STIs: A troubling and under-discussed public health concern affecting our community

Food poisoning, flu season, and West Nile virus are often the source of cautionary stories shared across the water cooler or social media. While unfortunate, these experiences typically make for easy and comfortable conversation between friends, co-workers, and neighbors. But a host of other health impacting topics are not always as easy to get the conversation started on, much less keep going.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise nationally, and Idaho counties, including Elmore, are no exception.

In just the last two months, four syphilis cases were confirmed in Elmore County residents. For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.

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